Get your tickets for a hot seat at Elections 2015 question time

UKIP - David Parsons
UKIP - David Parsons

Tickets for the Spalding Guardian Election 2015 hustings are now available.

The event, hosted by the Lincolnshire Free Press’ sister newspaper, is taking place at the South Holland Centre on Thursday, April 23.

Labour candidate Matthew Mahabadi, outside LFP office etc ANL-150124-190917001

Labour candidate Matthew Mahabadi, outside LFP office etc ANL-150124-190917001

Readers will be able to quiz the candidates standing for South Holland and the Deepings in the parliamentary elections in a Question Time-style debate.

In the line-up so far are MP John Hayes, UKIP’s David Parsons and Labour’s Matthew Mahabadi.

We are awaiting confirmation from Liberal Democrat candidate George Smid and other parties who have yet to announce who their candidate will be have shown an interest in attending.

Since we announced the free event two weeks ago, the South Holland Centre and our own telephone lines have been inundated with enquiries on how to book.

03/11/14  KB''Transport Minsiter, John Hayes MP visited the Warsash Maritime Academy where he met members of staff and marine cadets. Fire fighting training.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143156-3) PPP-140311-171449003

03/11/14 KB''Transport Minsiter, John Hayes MP visited the Warsash Maritime Academy where he met members of staff and marine cadets. Fire fighting training.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143156-3) PPP-140311-171449003

Tickets, limited to four per person, can be acquired from the South Holland Centre booking office by calling 01775 764777.

Seats in the auditorium, which holds more than 300 people, will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Jeremy Ransome, Free Press and Spalding Guardian editor, said: “We always knew that several issues connectede to the area at the moment were going to make this election an interesting one, both at district and general election level.

“That is why I had the idea of getting all the parliamentary cadidates together for our own, special ‘question time’-type event.

“But I must admit I have been staggered by the interest shown in the event already.

“Ever since we announced our intentions the phone has not stopped ringing with people inquiring how they can get tickets.

“There has been a lot of interest at the South Holland Centre too.

“This should be a very interesting evening and I am looking forward to it.”