Chance to meet Tatton candidates at two local hustings

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Residents are being invited to meet Tatton candidates for the forthcoming General Election at two hustings being held in Wilmslow this month.

Firstly, local environmental charity Transition Wilmslow is hosting a Climate and Nature Recovery Election Hustings on Saturday, 8th June, at the United Reformed Church Hall on Chapel Lane from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to hear four of our Tatton parliamentary candidates talk about their plans for tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and nature recovery.

Lisa Johnson, Trustee of Transition Wilmslow, said "Climate change and the loss of nature in our urban and rural landscapes are some of the most important issues of our time. We have suffered excessively hot summers and this winter, endless rain; we see our natural world degraded with fewer birds, insects and trees; and yet we know how much green spaces and clean open water mean to us all for our physical and mental health.

"Without urgent national and international action, we will lose much more of our precious natural world and weather will become much more unpredictable."

She added "Action on climate will need us to make changes to the way we live; how do we make this fair for everyone?

"Despite the importance of nature recovery and action on climate disruption, we have heard very little about them so far in election coverage.

"We are delighted that Tatton Parliamentary candidates Nigel Hennerley (Green), Ryan Jude (Labour), Esther McVey (Conservative) and Jonathan Smith (Liberal Democrat) have agreed to come along to our hustings and answer questions about climate and nature recovery. For those who would like to hear our candidates discuss a wider range of issues, a second hustings organised by Churches Together in Wilmslow will take place on 18 June, 7pm for 7.15, again at the URC Hall."

You can submit your questions for Tatton's Climate and Nature Recovery Election Hustings to [email protected].

This will be followed by the Churches Together in Wilmslow's General Election Hustings which will be held on Tuesday 18th June at 7 for 7.15pm, at the United Reformed Church. Mark Owen from Life Church, who is a solicitor from a different constituency, will act as chair.

If you are planning to attend, and would like to ask a question which we can put to all of the candidates present, please submit it by Sunday 16th June to [email protected] with your name, address and question.

Andrew Backhouse on behalf of Churches Together in Wilmslow said "To ensure that a broad range of topics are covered during the course of the evening, we will choose which questions are to be asked of the candidates out of all those submitted and we will let you know a day ahead so you can be ready to ask the question."

"It's really important that we get a chance to meet our candidates. Churches Together want to support all our community in getting to know one another and building better relationships - so hope that the URC will be full on the night."

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