A number of Bedford’s prospective parliamentary candidates will be taking part in a Climate Hustings this Friday (29 November) as part of the Bedford Youth Strike for Climate.
Organised by Bedford Youth Strike For Climate, in collaboration with the Sustainability Forum at the University of Bedfordshire, the hustings will begin at 7pm and is open to the public and free to attend.
All of Bedford & Kempston’s parliamentary candidates have been invited and the following have confirmed they will attend: Charles Bunker (Brexit Party), Adrian Spurrell (Green), Henry Vann (Lib Dem) and Mohammad Yasin (Labour).
The hustings will give the candidates a change to discuss their parties’ policies on climate change and the environment ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December.
Members of the audience are encouraged to put questions to the candidates.
“This is our third participation in the global Strike 4 Climate movement, and I hope to make this strike bigger and better,” said organiser, Elise Patterson.
“On 20 September we blocked the High Street and St Paul’s Square. This time we’ll be decorating the roads too and we will be making our mark in the heart of Bedford.
“We encourage all ages, genders and races to unite to fight the government’s inaction on the climate crisis this Friday in Harpur Square.