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Gateway 97.8 to host general election hustings for both Basildon constituencies

21st June 2024
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Local radio station Gateway 97.8 will be hosting election hustings on Friday 28th June for both Basildon-based constituencies.

The Basildon and Billericay hustings will be live on Gateway 97.8 from 3-4pm. The South Basildon and East Thurrock hustings will be live from 4-5pm.

Political Editor Johnny Jenkins will host proceedings and residents are invited to send questions via email to [email protected]

Confirmed panelists for the Basildon and Billericay hustings:

  • Stephen Conlay – Reform UK
  • Alex Harrison – Labour
  • Richard Holden – Conservative
  • Christopher Bateman – British Democrats
  • Eugene McCarthy (representing Stewart Goshawk) – Green
  • Dave Murray – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Confirmed panelists for the South Basildon and East Thurrock hustings:

  • Steven Burnett – Independent
  • Jack Ferguson – Labour
  • Elizabeth Grant – Green
  • Stephen Metcalfe – Conservative
  • Neil Speight – Independent
  • Keiron McGill (representing James McMurdock) – Reform UK

All candidates have been invited and some may still be yet to confirm attendance.

Listen live on Friday 28th June from 3-5pm.