By Erdington Local election news team
On Sunday, 27 February, local voters and members of the public can ask questions directly to candidates wanting to become Erdington’s next Member of Parliament – at the Birmingham Erdington hustings.
The event will run from 6-8pm, held at the GRS Lions Club on Church Road – just off Erdington High Street.
Tickets are completely free.
To secure your place at the Birmingham Erdington hustings event, you will need to register via the official Eventbrite website – giving an Erdington address.
Organised by Erdington Local and Churches Together, the Birmingham Erdington hustings event will see over 100 local residents and community campaigners grill the MP hopefuls.
The Birmingham Erdington hustings event will be chaired by Reverend Emma Sykes (St Barnabas) and Erdington Local Editor, Ed King.
Sunday, 27 February will be the first time all candidates have been invited to answer questions together and infornt of the general public, directly addressing the key issues affecting Erdington – such as HMOs and exempt accommodation, protecting green spaces, illegal fly tipping, street crime, healthcare, and the rise in energy prices.
The candidates will each get a chance to answer a series of pre-approved questions within a set time frame, explaining the strategy and policies they would use to help locals if successful elected as Erdington’s next MP.
There will then be an ‘open floor’ section where members of the public can ask further questions about more specific issues from across the community.
If you would like to ask a question to the candidates at the Birmingham Erdington hustings event the please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates running in the Birmingham Erdington by-election were invited to the hustings on Sunday, 27 February.
At the time of writing, the following MP candidates (in alphabetical order) have confirmed they will be attending:
Robert Alden (Conservatives), Jack Brookes (Reform UK), Lee Dargue (Liberal Democrats), Siobhan Harper-Nunes (Green Party), Clifton Holmes (Independent), Michael Lutwyche (Independent), Dave Nellist (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition), Thomas O’Rourke (The Peaky Blinders)
Dave Bishop (Militant Bus Pass Elvis Party) and Mel Mbondiah (Christian Peoples Alliance) have expressed an interest in attending but are unable to confirm.
The Good Knight Sir NosDa (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party) has not yet responded.
The only candidate to decline the invitation to attend the Erdington Birmingham hustings on Sunday, 27 February was Paulette Hamilton (Labour) – due to family commitments.
Erdington will elect its next Member of Parliament on Thursday, 3 March.
For more information of the Birmingham Erdington husting event, and to secure your free ticket, please click on any of the images above or visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/erdington-by-elections-hustings-meet-the-candidates-tickets
Google Map to the GRS Lions Club, Church Road, Erdington, B24 9BA: