‘X’ marks the spot at the Minster when it hosts an election debate for the Newark Constituency on Thursday 20th June at 19:30.

The two hour debate will be chaired by Quentin Rayner, a former presenter and chief reporter on BBC East Midlands Today.

Constituents are invited to submit questions to the panel in advance of the debate, which has been organised by Churches Together.

Robert Jenrick, who’s defending a majority of almost 22,000 for the Conservatives, Saj Ahmad (Labour); David Watts (Liberal Democrats); Robert Palmer (Reform);  Collan Siddique (Workers Party) and Adrian Amer (Independent) have all confirmed they will take part in the debate.

The Green candidate (Michael Ackroyd) is unable to attend for personal reasons.

Any constituent can submit a question in advance by email to: hustings2024@gmail.com or drop their question into one of the mock-up ballot boxes dotted around the Newark constituency.

The deadline for questions is 5pm Monday 17th June. Selected questioners will be invited to address the candidates in person, on the night.

Expect a forthright debate a fortnight before the big date.