11th April 2005




With the General Election just weeks away the four politicians vying for your vote in Lincoln are to debate the big issues at the city’s university.


The four parliamentary candidates contesting the constituency of Lincoln will field questions from members of the public in a ‘Question Time’ style debate this Friday evening (15th April).


The event is being organised by Electoral Education and is the sixth in a series of debates to discuss the issues behind the big General Election questions.


Taking part in the Lincoln Debate 2005 will be:


Lisa Gabriel                 Liberal Democrat Party

Karl McCartney           Conservative Party

Gillian Merron             Labour Party

Nick Smith                    United Kingdom Independence Party


The debate will be chaired by Professor The Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at the University of Hull, Chairman of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, President of the Politics Association, Vice President of the Political Studies Association and member of the council of the Hansard Society.


Members of the public are welcome to attend the debate, admission to which is free of charge.


The event will take place at 7.30pm in the Lincoln School of Architecture building at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.


If you would like to attend please email rbellamy@ElectionsUK.org to be assured of a place, or telephone 01472 580708.



Note to editors: all parliamentary candidates will be available from 6.30pm on Friday 15th April for interviews and photographs.


To arrange an interview/photograph or for more information contact:


Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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