Candidates at ‘Education QT’

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An evening of political discussion featuring candidates from the major parties will take place at Calder High School in early March.

Representatives from five political parties will appear at the Ted Hughes Theatre between 7pm and 8.15pm on Friday, March 6, to debate issues and the various policies that each party will propose to the Calder Valley electorate during this year’s General Election campaign, with the slant towards education issues.

The event, titled Education Question Time is hosted by Calderdale National Union of Teachers and Calder High School.

It will feature sitting MP Conservative MP, Craig Whittaker, Jenny Shepherd of the Green Party, Labour representative Josh Fenton-Glynn, Liberal Democrat candidate Alisdair Calder McGregor and former Conservative Councillor Paul Rogan, who will be standing as the Calder Valley representative for UKIP.

Chairing the panel will be former president of the National Union of Teachers, Gill Goodswen which will also feature Calder High School Head Girl, Penny Brown.

Education Question Time will follow a similar format to the BBC One show which it derives its namesake from, each candidate tackling questions pt to them.

Tickets for the event at Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, are available on a first come, first served basis until Thursday March 5.

The tickets will be limited to two per person.

To book, contact Sandra Bell during office hours between the above dates on 01422 883213.

Doors open at 6.15pm.