Local candidates take part in Bicester Hustings

On Sunday 4 June, Victoria Prentis joined other local candidates for a hustings event organised by Churches Together in Bicester. Given the horrific attack in London the previous night, it was a difficult event for all involved and much consideration was given to the decision to go ahead. Victoria made it clear that her focus was on answering questions from the public rather than political point-scoring.

The hustings covered a wide range of topics, from the local to the international. The issue of the Horton General Hospital was raised, and Victoria reaffirmed her commitment to keeping vital services. Discussions covered education funding, Brexit, foreign aid and national security, among others.

Speaking after the event, Victoria said: ‘I wasn’t sure if the hustings should go ahead, given the terrible events in London. However, I do think it is important that people have the opportunity to hear the views of all their local candidates. It was an interesting discussion under very difficult circumstances.