The St Chad statue at Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral

Election candidates are going head to head at a hustings event at Lichfield Cathedral.

Those hoping to be Lichfield’s next MP will take part in the event at 7pm on 28th June.

Organised in partnership with Churches Together, the event will see candidates present their campaigns as well as answer questions from the audience.

It will be chaired by the Dean of Lichfield Jan McFarlane.

Canon Gregory Platten, Canon Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral, said:

“As a cathedral at the heart of our community we are pleased to offer this historic venue, having been a place of meeting for generations that has seen many debates and disagreements over the centuries.

“We hope that the hustings on 28th June gives opportunity for everyone’s voices to be heard in a fair and proper manner.

“We trust that when 4th July comes and we prepare to cast our votes, that the hustings has helped to inform voters’ decision-making.”

Canon Gregory Platten

Admission will be on a first come, first served basis, with doors opening no earlier than 6.30pm.

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Seven candidates will stand in the Lichfield constituency:

  • Sir Michael Fabricant – Conservatives
  • Richard Howard – Reform UK
  • Pete Longman – Independent
  • John Madden – Independent
  • Heather McNeillis – Green Party
  • Paul Ray – Liberal Democrats
  • Dave Robertson – Labour

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1 month ago

Is this Michael’s only meet the public meeting?

29 days ago

@Flo he is making appearances at pubs across the constituency on a daily basis.

29 days ago

As a house of God and not a debating chamber I think it is wrong to be held in the Cathedral and just as wrong to be chaired by a member of the Church of England who are inextricably tied up with the state.

29 days ago

Three opinion polls out today. In Lichfield one predicts Conservative win, one predicts a Labour win, one too close to call. No-one else in the running.

It really is a two horse race, ultimately it will be decided by Green and Lib Dem voters. What is more important to them, voting for the party they believe in most or Fabricant being replaced.

They cannot have both.

29 days ago

Has the Tory candidate actually confirmed he is attending?

He keeps ducking the question when it’s put to him on social media.

He really should have let someone with more commitment have a go,

Disappointed that Lichfield Conservative Association have chosen him again. At 74 he is well past retirement.

John patrick madden Lichfield and Villages indepen
23 days ago

Looking forward to Friday I will work till I drop John patrick madden