Education election event is scrapped

An event quizzing candidates hoping to become MPs on education issues has been cancelled.

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 4:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Question Time being filmed in Wigan

Budding politicians in the race for local parliamentary seats were due to meet at St Patrick’s Parish Club in Scholes for a question-and-answer session along the lines of popular politics TV show Question Time.

However, the event scheduled for tonight (Thursday) has now been scrapped.

The night was being organised by the Wigan branch of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), one of many similar events being put on across the country by the union in the run-up to the general election on June 8.

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Wigan NUT secretary Max Atkins

Headteachers from the borough were also due to join candidates on the panel.

NUT divisional secretary Max Atkins said the event would not be re-arranged.

Local campaigning for the election resumed on Thursday following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, with the national parties getting back on the trail for votes on Friday.

Wigan NUT secretary Max Atkins