Bishopston Candidates’ Question Time, Monday 19th May

A public question time debate with candidates for the local elections in Bishopston ward. All Bishopston voters are welcome.

On Monday 19th May 2014, 7.30 pm at St Michaels Church Hall, 160a Gloucester Road, BS7 8NT (ending not later than 9.30 pm)

Bishopston is represented on Bristol Council by two councillors, who are currently elected in alternate years and serve for four years. This year the position currently held by Councillor David Willingham (Lib Dem) is up for election in May (on the same day as the European Parliament elections). David is not standing for re-election, so a new candidate will be elected. We’ll be inviting all the Bishopston candidates to introduce themselves to us and answer questions from the audience. We’re expecting a lively debate on Bishopston and Bristol issues – so join us to hear what the candidates have to say and why you should vote for them.

Bishopston ward for election purposes isn’t the same area that many people consider to be Bishopston. If you’re not certain which ward you live in then use the Bristol Ward Finder to look it up based on your postcode.

It’s now too late to register to vote in this election, if you’re not already registered to vote in Bishopston then you won’t be able to vote here this time.

Postal voters have now received voting papers, but can cast their vote any time up to close of polls – papers can be handed in to your usual polling station on the day, or posted to arrive not later than 22nd May.

Hosted by Sustainable Bishopston and supported by The Bishopston Society.

Questions for candidates

Questions will be taken from the audience and may also be submitted in advance to noting the following guidelines:

  • All questions should be of relevance to all candidates – please don’t submit questions that target specific candidates. All candidates will be asked to answer each question and will not be given advance notice of questions.
  • Questions should have local relevance to Bishopston and/or Bristol, rather than being of a national, global or party-political nature.
  • All advance questions will be treated as anonymous unless you specifically give us permission us to mention your name.
  • Please make sure your question is a question (we have had ‘questions’ which are just statements of opinion).
  • We can’t promise to use all questions received and we may edit questions, combine similar or related questions, etc.



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