Young people who attended a hustings event have been praised for their “challenging” questions.
The audience of students at South Staffordshire College got the chance to grill candidates ahead of the general election.
The event came in the wake of a similar public event at Lichfield Cathedral the night before.
Conservative candidate Michael Fabricant said: “The questions asked there were varied, intelligent, interesting and challenging. It gave me real hope for today’s youth.”
His view was echoed by Labour candidate Chris Worsey who said: “It was a fantastic event with great questions from really bright and engaged students.”
The candidates standing in the Lichfield constituency in May are:
- Andy Bennetts – Class War
- Michael Fabricant – Conservatives
- Robert Pass – Green Party
- John Rackham – UKIP
- Paul Ray – Lib Dem
- Chris Worsey – Labour