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POTENTIAL politicians who could end up making decisions on what goes on in Havant are taking part in a debate.

Residents will get to hear the views of each of the main five parties who are standing in the borough.

It will be a chance to find out their stance on the major talking points ahead of the upcoming elections.

The News has invited politicians from the different parties to discuss big topics that will affect the constituents in their areas.

The debate comes ahead of the local and European elections on May 22.

Local party leaders and other representatives from Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Conservative, Ukip and the Green Party will be talking about their campaigns and telling people why they should vote for their party.

In Havant the speakers are Mike Cheshire (Con), Faith Ponsonby (Lib Dem), John Perry (Ukip), Beryl Francis (Lab) and Tim Dawes (Green).

Each has five minutes to talk about what they see as being the most important issues in the borough.

They will also talk about why the electorate should vote for them.

Following this, there will be space for a debate, which will be chaired by editor of The News Mark Waldron.

He said: ‘This debate is a great opportunity for the electorate to hear what policies are important to the different parties and what they are planning if they are elected.

‘It’s a chance for everyone to be in the same room ahead of the upcoming elections and address the public directly about their campaigns.

‘Those with interests about their area and local policies should come along and hear what the candidates have to say.’

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the speeches.

The Havant debate is being held on Monday at The Plaza, (Havant Borough Council) Civic Centre Road, Havant.

It starts at 6pm and will finish at 7.30pm.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

The Plaza is north of Havant railway station.

There is plenty of parking opposite the venue.

Seating for 150 people.