The London Hustings

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On 7 May, Britain goes to the polls in the most tightly fought and unpredictable general election in decades.

London is an important electoral battleground and it is also the engine of the UK economy. But a growing population is putting increased pressure on an over-stretched infrastructure and public services. Housing is an urgent issue for Londoners.

Yet much of the rest of the country is hostile to London. Will our city get what it needs from the next government?

To debate the key issues – and the London angle – the Evening Standard and Centre for London invite you to The London Hustings, chaired by BBC Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark. Senior figures from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP will make their pitch to London and answer your questions.


Chair: Kirsty Wark, BBC Newsnight

Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield and Conservative Party Chairman

Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham and Shadow Business Secretary

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey & Wood Green and Home Office Minister

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party and PPC Holborn & St Pancras

Mark Reckless, UKIP MP for Rochester and Strood