Roll up! Roll up! Arcola stage set for General Election hustings 2015

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Political rivals will vie for votes at the Arcola Theatre, where residents will get the chance to quiz Hackney’s parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on Thursday 7 May.

The Hackney Citizen is hosting two free debates simultaneously at the Dalston venue on Sunday 26 April 2015 from 2pm-4pm – one for each of the constituencies of Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hackney South and Shoreditch.

The event will be a chance for residents to question representatives from all parties fielding candidates in the General Election.

Readers can submit questions for panellists to answer in advance. Simply email your name and question to office@hackneycitizen.co.uk or tweet us @hackneycitizen on the hashtag #hackneyhustings

‘Question Time’- style general election hustings
Sunday 26 April 2015, 2pm-4pm
Studios 1 & 2
Arcola Theatre
38 Ashwin Street
Dalston
E8 3DL

Entry: free, but please reserve your place.

Book here for the Hackney North hustings.

Book here for the Hackney South hustings.



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