Candidates take to the stage in Cambridge

Published: 19 November 2019 at 14:00

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Parties invited to set out their plans to tackle climate change crisis

People in Cambridge will have their chance to put questions to their electoral candidates at an environmentally focused hustings event at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) this week.

Candidates from the Green, Liberal Democrat, Labour and Brexit parties standing for the Cambridge constituency have confirmed as of today (Tuesday, 19 November) they will attend the Climate and Environmental Emergency: Election Hustings, which will take place from 7pm until 9pm on Friday, 22 November. The Conservative party candidate has also been invited to attend.

It has been organised by Cambridge Extinction Rebellion, and will be chaired by Terry Macalister, former energy editor for The Guardian.

Dr David Skinner, a social scientist at ARU who has been involved in organising the event, said:

“I am delighted that ARU is hosting this hustings. Although organised by Cambridge Extinction Rebellion, this is a non-partisan event. It gives voters a chance to hear Cambridge candidates explain their parties' plans to tackle the emergency. It also gives voters a chance to ask probing questions about those plans.”

Space and time constraints have meant not all eight candidates have been invited, but those not attending have been invited to set out their stance on climate change to be made available on the night.

The hustings is free to attend and will take place on ARU’s Cambridge campus, To book your place, please visit aru.ac.uk/communityevents.

The full list of candidates standing for election in Cambridge on December 12 is:

  • Jeremy Caddick (Green Party)
  • Rod Cantrill (Liberal Democrats)
  • Peter Dawe (Brexit Party)
  • Keith Garrett (Rebooting Democracy)
  • Miles Hurley (Independent)
  • Russell Perrin (Conservative)
  • Jane Elizabeth Robins (Social Democratic Party)
  • Daniel Zeichner (Labour)