Question Time event comes to Bolton

Julie Hilling MP

Julie Hilling MP

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , politics reporter

A MAY Day ‘Question Time’ event will pit political activists from all sides against each other in front of the public.

Bolton Trade Unions has organised the debate — featuring Labour MP for Bolton West Julie Hiling, Tory MEP Jacqueline Foster, Green party Euro candidate Laura Bannister and Jan Shortt, vice president of the National Pensioners Convenstion — on Thursday, May 1.

Andrew Egan, assistant secretary at Bolton Unison, said the event will give members of the public the chance to challenge those in power.

She added: “We should not forget that here in the North West ordinary men and women fought long and hard to secure the right to vote from the Peterloo Massacre through to the Chartists and the Suffragettes.

“With all that history, we should not take our democratic rights and freedoms for granted.

“Now that we are in the run up to local and European elections this year and a general election next year political discussion is really important.

“In Bolton we will have a panellists from different backgrounds and perspectives to hopefully ensure that we can facilitate a healthy level of debate in our town.”

Doors open at Bolton Central Library Lecture Theatre at 6.30pm for members of the public to submit written questions. The debate will last from 7pm until 9pm, and entry is free.

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9:21am Sat 19 Apr 14

Tim Burr says...

So not a hand picked panel eh?
Love or loathe them it's missing UKIP so there isn't going to be any fireworks or headline grabbing controversial comments more like - let's all sit down and have a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake.
So not a hand picked panel eh? Love or loathe them it's missing UKIP so there isn't going to be any fireworks or headline grabbing controversial comments more like - let's all sit down and have a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake. Tim Burr
  • Score: 9

10:16am Sat 19 Apr 14

thomas222 says...

Tim Burr wrote:
So not a hand picked panel eh?
Love or loathe them it's missing UKIP so there isn't going to be any fireworks or headline grabbing controversial comments more like - let's all sit down and have a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Two sugars please & have you any digestives please.
[quote][p][bold]Tim Burr[/bold] wrote: So not a hand picked panel eh? Love or loathe them it's missing UKIP so there isn't going to be any fireworks or headline grabbing controversial comments more like - let's all sit down and have a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake.[/p][/quote]Two sugars please & have you any digestives please. thomas222
  • Score: 5

12:19pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P.
According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P. Gore Seer
  • Score: 12

2:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Boltontoday says...

Why on earth invite the Green Party and not UKIP?
Why on earth invite the Green Party and not UKIP? Boltontoday
  • Score: 10

4:01pm Sat 19 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

I ALSO WONDERED WHY UKIP ARE NOT INVITED ALONG, I AM NOT REALLY A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSON AND EVEN LESS SO AFTER THE EXPENSES SCANDAL, BUT SINCE THEN I VOTE UKIP WHENEVER THEY ARE STANDING.
I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH THE OTHER MAIN PARTIES, IF UKIP ARE NOT STANDING THEN RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY I WILL NOT VOTE AT ALL, I'M JUST A WORKING CLASS BLOKE FROM A VERY POOR UPBRINGING AND EDUCATION FOR VARIOUS REASONS, BUT I LIKE TO WATCH BBC QUESTION EVERY WEEK ESPECIALLY IF NIGEL FARAGE IS ON, I WAS ONLY WONDERING THE OTHER WEEK WHY IT IS NEVER HELD IN BOLTON, CAN ANYONE ANSWER THAT FOR ME OR DO I NEED TO ASK THE BBC
I ALSO WONDERED WHY UKIP ARE NOT INVITED ALONG, I AM NOT REALLY A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSON AND EVEN LESS SO AFTER THE EXPENSES SCANDAL, BUT SINCE THEN I VOTE UKIP WHENEVER THEY ARE STANDING. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH THE OTHER MAIN PARTIES, IF UKIP ARE NOT STANDING THEN RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY I WILL NOT VOTE AT ALL, I'M JUST A WORKING CLASS BLOKE FROM A VERY POOR UPBRINGING AND EDUCATION FOR VARIOUS REASONS, BUT I LIKE TO WATCH BBC QUESTION EVERY WEEK ESPECIALLY IF NIGEL FARAGE IS ON, I WAS ONLY WONDERING THE OTHER WEEK WHY IT IS NEVER HELD IN BOLTON, CAN ANYONE ANSWER THAT FOR ME OR DO I NEED TO ASK THE BBC VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 9

4:04pm Sat 19 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

Gore Seer wrote:
According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P.
I WOULD AGREE 100% WITH THAT STATEMENT, AND WE ARE FED UP WITH IT, WHO IS TO BLAME FOR IT, I WOULD SAY EVERY GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BEEN ELECTED SINCE THE 60's TO THE PRESENT DAY.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P.[/p][/quote]I WOULD AGREE 100% WITH THAT STATEMENT, AND WE ARE FED UP WITH IT, WHO IS TO BLAME FOR IT, I WOULD SAY EVERY GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BEEN ELECTED SINCE THE 60's TO THE PRESENT DAY. VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 6

4:18pm Sat 19 Apr 14

hal pel says...

Gore Seer wrote:
According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P.
I'm fed up with your writing style. Here's a few pointers on the uses of capital letters.
*English sentences always begin with a capital letter.
*The personal pronoun "I" is always written with a capital letter, wherever in a sentence it comes
*Capital letters are used at the beginning of the following types of words: Names of people and places; Titles such as Mr, Mrs and Doctor; Days, months and public holidays; Nationalities and regions, languages, religions and ethnic groups; Titles of books, magazines, films, songs, etc.

While the above list isn't conclusive regarding the subject, I think there's enough info there to help refine your writing style. Feel free to pass it on to your school friends.

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[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: According To Sky News, The Government Think Tank, Claims That A English Person Is Now A Third Class Citizen In This England, I Dare Anybody To Put That Question To The M.P.[/p][/quote]I'm fed up with your writing style. Here's a few pointers on the uses of capital letters. *English sentences always begin with a capital letter. *The personal pronoun "I" is always written with a capital letter, wherever in a sentence it comes *Capital letters are used at the beginning of the following types of words: Names of people and places; Titles such as Mr, Mrs and Doctor; Days, months and public holidays; Nationalities and regions, languages, religions and ethnic groups; Titles of books, magazines, films, songs, etc. While the above list isn't conclusive regarding the subject, I think there's enough info there to help refine your writing style. Feel free to pass it on to your school friends. . hal pel
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Sat 19 Apr 14

thomas222 says...

Not inviting UKIP says they are running scared of them. If UKIP were easy to overcome in open debate they would have invited them. They choose the dont invite UKIP & people wont notice way that really makes them look weaker than they already are. They are all damaged with UKIP here on in..
Not inviting UKIP says they are running scared of them. If UKIP were easy to overcome in open debate they would have invited them. They choose the dont invite UKIP & people wont notice way that really makes them look weaker than they already are. They are all damaged with UKIP here on in.. thomas222
  • Score: 8

5:47pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Wolfie190 says...

The audience will be made up of the unions UAF renta mob and pulling your own teeth out sounds more fun.
The audience will be made up of the unions UAF renta mob and pulling your own teeth out sounds more fun. Wolfie190
  • Score: 9

5:52pm Sat 19 Apr 14

marcowalke says...

surely the big question should be, what commitment is this government going to commit to with regards to rebuilding this countries infrastructure, rail road housing sewage and highways etc, in order to move forward investment and commitment by this government and them that follow, has to be guaranteed, Neglecting to maintain this countries heartbeat is scandalous in the very least, no use keep saying we have done more than the previous parties, we've invested here we've invested there, ime afraid that just doesn't wash with folk anymore, COMMITMENT and INVESTMENT, stop trying to pass the buck to the private sector, whose only interest is how much profit can be made. Start listening to people that still believe in democracy, Your petty little arguments to score point before an election is drizzle, Our country is failing apart, at what point will government actually care about that.......
surely the big question should be, what commitment is this government going to commit to with regards to rebuilding this countries infrastructure, rail road housing sewage and highways etc, in order to move forward investment and commitment by this government and them that follow, has to be guaranteed, Neglecting to maintain this countries heartbeat is scandalous in the very least, no use keep saying we have done more than the previous parties, we've invested here we've invested there, ime afraid that just doesn't wash with folk anymore, COMMITMENT and INVESTMENT, stop trying to pass the buck to the private sector, whose only interest is how much profit can be made. Start listening to people that still believe in democracy, Your petty little arguments to score point before an election is drizzle, Our country is failing apart, at what point will government actually care about that....... marcowalke
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

According To The B.B.C. News Last Year, The Schools Watchdog Claim Much Needed Funding For English Schools Over A Long Period, As Been Directed To Other Immigrant And Muslim Schools, As A Result Standards Of Education As Decline Considerable To A Level That May Be Impossible To Recover In The Near Future, I Dare Anybody Put That Question To The M.P.
According To The B.B.C. News Last Year, The Schools Watchdog Claim Much Needed Funding For English Schools Over A Long Period, As Been Directed To Other Immigrant And Muslim Schools, As A Result Standards Of Education As Decline Considerable To A Level That May Be Impossible To Recover In The Near Future, I Dare Anybody Put That Question To The M.P. Gore Seer
  • Score: 3

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