Parliamentary candidates battling for General Election success were put on the spot by Cadbury Sixth Form College A Level students.
A hustings event was organised by Cadbury, where prospective MPs for the Northfield constituency answered tough questions posed by the audience of sixth formers.
Conservative candidate Gary Sambrook, Keith Rowe from the Brexit Party, Liberal Democrat candidate Jamie Scott, Green Party candidate Eleanor Masters, and incumbent Labour MP Richard Burden all joined the panel.
Questions raised by the Politics students included:
- Do you think there is a growing knife crime issue in the city?
- How will you deal with primary school funding cuts?
- What are your thoughts on abolition of private schools?
- Do you live in the constituency? How will you meet the needs of the area?
- What plans do you have to tackle climate change?
- Do you think what Boris Johnson is putting forward is what people voted for?
- Have the negative impacts of immigration created more segregated communities?
The event was also live streamed on the B31 Voices website for voters to tune in. You can watch again here.
Richard Burden MP later tweeted: “Thanks in particular to the students attending for very insightful questions.”