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Green hustings for Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Swale Friends of the Earth are organising the Green Hustings where voters can quiz parliamentary candidates on their environmental credentials.

Four of Sittingbourne and Sheppey's seven candidates have been invited to attend at the Methodist church hall in Sittingbourne High Street on Thursday (November 28) at 7.30pm for a two-hour grilling.

Sittingbourne and Sheppey general election candidates 2019 (22282554)
Sittingbourne and Sheppey general election candidates 2019 (22282554)

They will be Gordon Henderson (Conservative), Clive Johnson (Labour), Ben J Martin (Liberal Democrat) and Sam Collins (Green).

Members of the public can ask the candidates a question and find out where they stand on climate change, local air quality, plastics, biodiversity, housing plans, public transport and threats to wildlife.

Anna Stanford, coordinator of Swale Friends of the Earth, said: "Friends of the Earth is politically neutral. Our job is to champion the environment to improve our

world for nature and for people so we’re really pleased that all the candidates are coming to answer questions on how they will tackle big issues that concern the public and what solutions they propose, if they get elected, to make real progress towards a green economy."

Faversham and Mid-Kent candidates were quizzed in Faversham last night (Tuesday).

Also standing in Sittingbourne and Sheppey are Independents Monique Bonney and Lee McCall and Mad Mike Young from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. For full details click here.

Green Hustings (22282646)
Green Hustings (22282646)

Swale Friends of the Earth is a voluntary group which meets at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of every month at The Bull in Tanner Street, Faversham.

For more details visit www.foe.co.uk/groups/swale

For more Kent general election news click here

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