THE candidates have finished their final election debates and now it’s now ‘make your mind up’ time for people in Crewe and Nantwich.
The final debate in which all five main candidates took part was at the Salvation Army centre on Prince Albert Street in Crewe. It followed a similar debate at Nantwich Methodist Centre last week.
It was billed as a chance to quiz the political hopefuls on issues that may not have been covered in their Parties’ manifestos.
This proved to be the case for Conservative candidate Edward Timpson who was asked about his beliefs on euthanasia. The former barrister outlined the legal issues and said he wouldn’t vote to legalise euthanasia.
Questions over the two evenings covered an exhaustive range of issues including; immigration, the Trident nuclear submarines, freedom of speech, abortion, reform of the House of Lords and global warming.
The candidates had not seen the questions beforehand so those present could get a real impression of how well they knew the issues.
Speaking afterwards Mr Timpson said:Š“It was as tough as any debate I’ve had. But even in this slightly more formal Question Time-style situation, it was stillŠreally interesting to hear what people are concerned about.”