Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce have confirmed their General Elections Hustings will go ahead tomorrow night (24 May).
Following the bombing in Manchester last night, all candidates have been contacted and it has been decided the event should go ahead – tonight’s environment hustings organised by Friends of the Earth has been cancelled, as all election campaigning has been postponed as a mark of respect to those killed or injured in the blast.
A Chamber spokesperson said, “Often, these attacks are used to frighten, intimidate or divide. As part of the historic democratic process of this country, it is important that we are given the opportunity to challenge our future representatives on the issues that matter to us. We cannot allow the actions of last night to jeopardise that democratic right. During this time, our thoughts are with the victims and families affected by the attack in Manchester and we will be holding a one minute silence during the event in memory of those lost.”
The full list of candidates standing in Eastbourne & Willingdon in alphabetical order are:
Ansell, Caroline (Conservative)
Hough, Alex (Green)
Lambert, Jake (Labour)
Lloyd, Stephen (Liberal Democrat)