Do you want to be in the audience of special programmes putting politicians under the spotlight?
This Scottish election will mark the third significant political event in the past 20 months following on from the referendum and the general election. The BBC are hosting a series of TV and Radio debates including one in Dumfries that will be hosted by BBC present Willie Johnston, in order to give the people of Scotland the opportunity to put their questions to Scotland’s political parties in the run-up to 5th May.
A spokesperson for the BBC said “Our audience will play a crucial role in holding our politicians to account, seeking answers to the questions you want answered. The regional hustings debates are a great opportunity to look specifically at the core issues impacting the local community and will give the audience an opportunity to hold the politicians to account. ”
The Dumfriesshire BBC radio election debate will take place on Tuesday 26 April in The Duncan Rooms, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries and will be chaired by Willie Johnston. The panel of politicians for the evening will comprise of SNP’s Joan McAlpine, Labour’s Elaine Murray, the Conservative Party’s Oliver Mundell and Liberal Democrat Party’s Richard Brodie.
Details of how to apply can be found on our BBC Scotland News page – https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2YxlqdXwDB9BwL6q8VFjZGz/dumfriesshire-constituency-debate-be-in-the-audience