Monday, March 08, 2010

Sutton Hustings

We have a hustings for the parliamentary candidates here at SGS this evening. Paul Burstow, the sitting Lib Dem MP, and his Conservative challenger Philippa Stroud are both here, along with the Green and UKIP candidates. The Labour candidate, when asked in January, cried off in favour of an International Women's Day event, but today, apparently, her agent has been trying to get himself in to speak on her behalf. Student organiser Charlie Edwards turned down the request. Not surprisingly - it's entirely up to the candidate if she deems a non-constituency event to be more important, but they can't then go belly-aching about how unfair it all is!!

As for the evening itself, to be chaired by SGS Head Gordon Ironside, we'll see if it brings any illumination, or merely increases our weariness!

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