With the full slate of candidates announced, and polling day rapidly approaching on 5th May, Frome Town Council are hosting a hustings to give voters the chance to meet and question the candidates for the unitary and town/parish elections in person, listen to others and get involved in local politics.
On 1st May, between 5pm and 7pm, candidates will be invited from all parties standing in the election to open themselves up to questions from the public at the Cheese & Grain.
These elections mark the first time the new Somerset Unitary Council seats are up for grabs. Therefore, these hustings will give voters the best opportunity to grill the candidates on their proposals to make a difference on the new council.
There will also be a chance for voters to hear from candidates from Berkley Down Ward in the Town/Parish Council elections. This is the only seat to be contested across the Frome Town wards.
Town Clerk Paul Wynne said, “we are surprised that only the Berkely Down Ward seat is to be contested in the Town/Parish elections, but wish all those standing across Frome the best of luck in the coming weeks.”
To submit questions for the hustings in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, question, who it is directed to and whether you would like to read it aloud at the meeting yourself.
Remember to register to vote before the 14th April.