Election hustings for the Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency

Election hustings for the Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce in association with Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend an election hustings for the Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency in the lead-up to the General Election on 7th May 2015.

This hustings event, which is open to all and free of charge to Somerset and Bridgwater Chamber members, will ensure that the business community can hear from and influence candidates prior to the General Election. Having developed a clear business plan for Somerset based on the key business issues identified by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the Somerset Chamber hustings will explore candidates’ views on these important business issues.

Graham Knight, Chairman of the Somerset Chamber, said, “While others might seek meetings with sitting MPs, we will be placing the main candidates from all five constituencies in front of the business community of Somerset to hear what they will do for their business electorate and how they will support our Business Plan for Somerset, should they be elected. As one of only 52 Chambers in the UK accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce, we hold the unique position of balancing the national issues with the local challenges that Somerset businesses face.”

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear from your local political candidates and learn more about their priorities and the impact these could have on your business.

This event is open to both members and non-members. Pre-booking is required for this event.


  • Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP
  • Mick Lerry, Labour Parliamentary Candidate
  • Theo Butt Philip, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate
  • Julie Harvey-Smith, Green Parliamentary Candidate
  • Stephen Fitzgerald, UKIP Parkiamentary Candidate

Submit your questions in advance

All questions must be submitted at least two working days before the event. The most popular issues will be selected for discussion on the evening.


If you are a Somerset Chamber member, please ensure that you are logged into your Somerset Chamber account when booking to obtain your free place. If you are a Bridgwater Chamber member, please contact your local chamber representative to obtain a discount code.

For queries and to email any questions for the candidates, please contact Loren Gray at event@somerset-chamber.co.uk or call 01823 444924.

– See more at: http://www.somerset-chamber.co.uk/events/somerset-chamber/bridgwater-business-hustings.htm#sthash.EqTKVp5r.dpuf

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