A public meeting held later this month will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the Bicester and Woodstock candidates in the general election.

The event will be open to the public and will take place at St Eldburg's Church in Bicester, starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 26.

This will be the first hustings event held in Bicester due to Bicester and Woodstock becoming a new constituency. 

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Candidates taking part will be Rupert Harrison (Conservative), Veronica Oakeshott (Labour), Calum Miller (Liberal Democrat), Ian Middleton (Green) and Augustine Obodo (Reform UK).

Candidates will answer questions from the public covering all the major national and local issues in the election.

Tim Funnell, The Social Democrat Party candidate, is unable to attend.

Questions can be submitted in advance via https://bicesterchurches.org.uk/ or attendees can arrive with their questions on paper at 7pm. 

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Chair of the event, Stephen Rand, said “This is a unique opportunity for the voters to hear from the candidates seeking their support.

"The Bicester and Woodstock constituency is reckoned to be on a knife-edge – every vote matters.

"Hustings are a long-established feature of UK elections, but this is the first and only one to be held in this newly-formed constituency.

"Everyone is welcome.”