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Political rivals get set to debate all the big issues

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

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AN American-style political debate is set to take place which will see Burton’s MP battle it out with the men looking to challenge him during next year’s General Election.

Burton and District Chamber of Commerce is opening up the stage for Andrew Griffiths, labour parliamentary candidate Jon Wheale and UKIP representative Michael Greene to allow the trio to be grilled on all manner of issues.

The event, which will take place at Hoar Cross Hall, will allow business leaders to quiz the people who could have a big say in the future of business in East Staffordshire.

Chris Plant, director of Burton and District chamber, said: “We will be hosting a political debate inviting prominent party candidates and the current MP for Burton and Uttoxeter to partake in debate with the local business community.

“The event will allow the local business community to raise questions to candidates about issues they wish to see addressed which affect their business and the local economy.

“The chamber will continue to rise to the challenge of sustaining the economic resilience our business community has demonstrated, and will persist with enthusiasm to deliver growth.

“We look forward to working with and supporting all of our members in the forthcoming year and ensuring that the chamber remains, quite rightly, as the area’s number one support organisation.

“The event is being hosted at Hoar Cross Hall, a Grade II listed stately home retreat in Staffordshire which pairs period style with modern luxury and attentive service.

“At this unique sanctuary, friendly faces are assured, kicking off your shoes is expected and total relaxation is the order of the day.”

The event will be taking from noon on May 23 at Hoar Cross Hall, Maker Lane.

Entry costs £20 and between 50 to 70 delegates will be attending the event. There are no political affiliations with the event.

To book a place at the event or to find out more information, email events@burton-chamber.com

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