A General Election candidate says he was pleased to be able to discuss issues with younger voters at a hustings event in the city.
Taking place at South Staffordshire College, the debate was attended by three of the candidates – Labour’s Dave Robertson, independent John Madden and Lib Dem Paul Ray.
Cllr Robertson – who sits on Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council – said there was plenty for the prospective parliamentarians to take away from the event:
“The hustings were a great opportunity to meet with local young people and to discuss the election.
“The event was really well organised by South Staffordshire College and the learners there were very knowledgeable and gave us all a good grilling.
“It was clear that the young people were interested to hear about Labour’s message of real change and that they didn’t want to hear the candidates squabbling and criticising each other, but wanted to hear a clear plan to improve the lives of people in the UK.”Labour candidate Dave Robertson
Among the topics on the agenda were mental health services, the NHS and overseas aid.
The Labour candidate added:
“I was happy to answer these questions and to provide an overview of our plan to transform the economy and environment.
“I was pleased to be informed that 77% of those present voted for me, as their Labour candidate, in the secret ballot which followed the event.”Labour candidate Dave Robertson