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20 Apr 2015

Quiz your General Election candidates at University hustings

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Loughborough’s five General Election candidates will be visiting the University on April 28 to take part in a live hustings event. 

The debate has been organised by Loughborough Students’ Union and the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, providing audience members with an opportunity to quiz the candidates about their policies and pledges. 

It is being held in the Students’ Union and starts at 6.30pm. Taking part in the hustings will be: 

  • Steve Coltman (Liberal Democrats)
  • Nicky Morgan (Conservative)
  • Matthew O'Callaghan (Labour)
  • Bill Piper (UKIP)
  • Matt Sisson (Green) 

After a five minute statement from each candidate – in alphabetical order by surname – the candidates will be asked questions sent before and during the event via Twitter, and members of the audience will have the opportunity to react and pose further questions. The discussion will be rounded off by two minute statements from each candidate – in reverse alphabetical order. 

Speaking about the event Dr David Berry, head of the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, said: “This promises to be a very interesting debate and will give people the opportunity to put their own questions to those who want to represent them.  All are welcome.” 

LSU Media will be broadcasting the event live via Please start sending your questions now via Twitter using #BubbleDebate.

Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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