Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates to Debate in the Students’ Union


The Second Surge Key Debate, this time debating with the Hampshire candidates of the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, is happening this Friday, 3pm, at the Bridge Bar.

Five out of the six running candidates for the position have been confirmed on the panel. These are:

David Goodall – Liberal Democrat
Simon Hayes – Independent
Don Jerrard – Justice and Anti-Corruption Party
Michael Mates – Conservative
Jacqui Rayment – Labour

Stephen West – Independent candidate, is also running but has not confirmed his position on the panel.

The newly elected role of Police and Crime Commissioner, added by the current coalition government, will be voted nationwide on the 15th November and will give the winner power to decide on the priorities of their local constabulary.

For information on how to ensure you’re registered to vote look here.

The Debate is part of a series of debates run by The University of Southampton’s Student Radio Station, Surge Radio, and follows on from the first debate on Current issues within Higher Education.

The debate starts at 3pm at the Bridge Bar in the Students Union Building.
It’s important to remember that all branches of SUSU media outlets will be providing coverage of the important debate to aid your decision making before the vote on November 15th.

If you can’t attend, listen live on the Surge radio website, watch a live feed on the SUSU TV website, or follow a live commentary here on the Wessex Scene.

Check the event’s Facebook site for updates on the event.


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