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Meet your local election candidates for Southampton Bargate ward at Solent University

Students, staff and the public are invited to join a live Q&A session to ask questions to the parties running to represent the Bargate ward in the May 2022 Southampton local elections.

The hustings, which is a meeting where election candidates or parties debate policies and answer questions from the audience, is taking place on Tuesday 3rd May from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Palmerston Lecturer Theatre at Solent University.

Hosted by Solent Students’ Union, the hustings will include candidates or representatives from the Local Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, The Green Party, and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

The event is free and open to all, a range of refreshments will be provided, and all questions will be answered in real-time by all on the panel.

Vaios Koukouletsos, Solent Students’ Union President, will be hosting the event. He said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone who lives in the Bargate ward area, including our students, our staff and the public, to ask questions and learn more about the impact their vote in the May 2022 Southampton local election will have.

“The topics discussed and debated will cover a range of issues, including those that directly affect our students, so I would like to encourage everyone to attend the event and have your say. ­We look forward to seeing you there!”

More information about the Solent Students’ Union: Local Election Q&A can be found by visiting

The City of Southampton has a Council of 48 Members or Councillors who make decisions on matters affecting the city. The city is divided into 16 wards and each ward is represented by three Councillors who are appointed for a term of four years.

Voting in the elections will take place on Thursday 5 May from 7am to 10pm at your local polling station. More information on the Southampton local elections can be found on the Southampton City Council website or by visiting


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