Lively debate at Harrogate's first hustings

The first hustings in Harrogate has taken place ahead of the upcoming General Election.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:05 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 1:42 pm

The event took place at Harrogate Grammar School this morning, Monday, with the four parties in attendance.

The hustings was closed to the public and was organised for Year 13 pupils at the school, many of whom will be able to vote in the upcoming election.

The hustings took place for Year 13 students at Harrogate Grammar School.

A student from the school, Tyler Reeton, took part as a representative for Labour candidate Mark Sewards who was unable to attend due to teaching commitments.

Andrew Jones (Conservative), Judith Rogerson (Lib Dem) and Kieran George (Yorkshire Party) also attended, with all speaking for three minutes before answering audience questions.

A lively debate followed the speeches, with students showing their passion for politics.

The hustings took place for Year 13 students at Harrogate Grammar School.

The main topics included party policies on Brexit, as well as climate change issues and funding for the health service and transport systems.