Hustings event at UCLan cancelled

A hustings event that was scheduled to take place at Uclan this evening has been cancelled, BID Preston confirmed today.

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 11:20 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
The event was scheduled to take place this evening at UCLan

The business focused debate between the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates was organised by NWL Chamber of Commerce and Preston BID

Labour candidate Mark Hendrick, Neil Derby for Lib Dems and Conservative candidate Kevin Beaty were all scheduled to attend.

Mark Whittle BID Manager for Preston City Centre said: "The event was cancelled late yesterday due to a poor predicted turn-out. A lot of people cited the half-term holidays as the main reason for not being able to attend. Many people are away or are looking after children.

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"We put this event together in a relatively short time and unfortunately the numbers were not as we would have wanted.

"We didn't want to cancel the event as we really wanted to hear from the next MP what their plans were for Preston.

"Unfortunately, in this instance, we had no alternative."

There are no plans to reschedule the event.