Jesmond election hustings, Weds 25th April

Just a week before local election polling day, JesmondLocal will hold a “Vote Jesmond” live debate between North and South Jesmond candidates in front of an audience of local people at Café 1901 on St George’s Terrace, Jesmond – from 8pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday 25th April.

As in previous years, we will be running the event in a “Question Time” format and along clear guidelines to ensure that each candidate has the same opportunity and time to answer those questions.

The questions will be focused on local issues that impact directly on people living and working in Jesmond, rather than national politics.

If you have a question that you’d like to put to the candidates – or like us to put to them on your behalf – please post it in the comment section below, or email it to us.

If you aren’t able to make it along, you will still be able to follow the debate online, as we plan to live broadcast it on the JesmondLocal website.

We’re hoping that each of the candidates standing for election will agree to take part:

North Jesmond

James Bartle (Conservative)

Peter Breakey (Lib Dem)

David Hickling (Labour)

South Jesmond

Chris Boyle (Lib Dem)

Felicity Mendelson (Labour)

Tony Waterston (Green)

One thought on “Jesmond election hustings, Weds 25th April”

  1. Bobbie Harding says:

    Question for the candidates at the election hustings

    In January 2012, Nottingham City Council introduced Residents’ Parking schemes in heavily subscribed student areas which restricts permits to 2 per household plus a visitor’s permit. Students are charged £70 p.a. per permit; permanent residents have free permits. Local transport systems are described as good and the rationale is that short term residents who choose to move to these areas can manage to get around adequately in Nottingham without cars. Targeting students’ cars is felt to be an an efficient way of cutting the number of vehicles in these areas.

    What are the candidates’ views of this scheme and do they consider it would benefit areas in Newcastle with a high proportion of students, such as Jesmond, in the aim to make them safer for cyclists?

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