Hustings

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Members of the public, local school pupils and Hampton boys and staff attended the School’s General Election Hustings for candidates of the Twickenham Constituency.

In what was a lively debate, chaired with dexterity and good-humour by Sixth Form Politics student Charlie Key, questions covered a wide range of topics including Brexit and the impact on young people wishing to study abroad, the environment, Independent School funding, and the issue of trust in current-day politics.

Three of the four candidates vying for the Twickenham seat took part in the hustings: Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat), Ranjeev Walia (Labour) and Isobel Grant (Conservative).  Brexit party candidate, Stuart Wells, did not attend today’s event. Over 500 attended the hustings with a further 200 Hampton Fifth Years watching a live stream in The Hammond Theatre.

The local politicians concluded the hustings with a personal appeal addressing how they would represent the local constituency. All agreed that, unlike nationally, the local General Election campaign, has been run with mutual respect and cordiality.

hampton school election hustings gallery