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Ham&High to host Hampstead and Kilburn general election hustings

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:34 14 November 2019

UCS Hampstead's main hall. Picture: UCS Hampstead/Matthew Stansfield

UCS Hampstead's main hall. Picture: UCS Hampstead/Matthew Stansfield

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Hampstead and Kilburn's four main contenders to become the area's next MP will face off in a question time debate hosted by the Ham&High and UCS Hampstead next month.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Chris McAndrew/Creative CommonsHampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Chris McAndrew/Creative Commons

Incumbent Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, along with Conservative candidate Johnny Luk, Liberal Democrat Matt Sanders, and the Green Party's David Stansell will face questions from an audience on December 2 in the hall at the school in Frognal.

Ms Siddiq is defending a 15,560 majority from 2017 while the Liberal Democrats' Mr Sanders hopes that the party's policy to revoke Article 50 will secure an almighty swing to his party.

Matt Sanders, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Picture: Liberal Democrats/Matt SandersMatt Sanders, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Picture: Liberal Democrats/Matt Sanders

The hour-long event will start at 7pm and will be chaired by the Ham&High's senior reporter Harry Taylor. Entry is free, and those wishing to attend will need to book tickets through Eventbrite.

UCS Hampstead's headteacher Mark Beard said: "We are delighted to welcome the prospective candidates for Hampstead and Kilburn to the Great Hall at UCS for a hustings evening ahead of December's general election.

Johnny Luk on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Johnny Luk/Hampstead and Kilburn Conservative AssociationJohnny Luk on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Johnny Luk/Hampstead and Kilburn Conservative Association

"Debate and discussion have always been an integral part of life at UCS and we look forward to welcoming the local community to hear the candidates' views on issues which affect us all."

For tickets click here.

David Stansell, Green Party candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Picture: Green PartyDavid Stansell, Green Party candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Picture: Green Party

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