The Hansard Society Speaker Hustings will be televised in full, including the questions that were put to the candidates by MPs, at 9pm on Saturday June 20, on the BBC Parliament channel, available on Sky (Channel 504), Telewest (Channel 612), NTL (Channel 128/13) and Freeview (Channel 81).
The Hansard Society held the first ever Speaker Hustings in Parliament on June 15. It was streamed live on the BBC news website and we twittered throughout the event to keep people up to date with the proceedings as they happened. All of the participants spoke for 5 minutes, setting out their manifestos. The full event, including Q&A, will be shown on BBC Parliament on Saturday at 9pm.
The participants were:
The questions from MPs in the audience ranged in theme from how the candidates would explain the House of Commons to the public should they be elected, to whether experience was important to the role of Speaker of the House of Commons, as well as questions about MPs expenses. MPs who asked questions included:
For further information contact Virginia Gibbons, Head of Communications at the Hansard Society on 020 7219 1225/07812765552
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