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4th May 2022

On Thursday 28 April, A Level Government & Politics students took part in a live broadcast for BBC News 24, featuring candidates for the upcoming Newcastle-under-Lyme council elections due to take place on Thursday 5 May 2022.

Hosted by BBC reporter, Luxmy Gopal, students were joined by local candidates Steph Talbot (Labour), Simon Tagg (Conservatives), Aidan Jenkins (Liberal Democrats) and Adam Colclough (Green Party).

17 students participated in the broadcast, with students Tom Walker, Annaleece Longmore and Ashley Moran, selected to ask their questions to the candidates on-air, those questions included;


Tom Walker: Is there a plan to rejuvenate Newcastle town centre?

Annaleece Longmore: To tackle the cost of living crisis, how do you propose to keep council tax low and affordable?

Ashley Moran: Last year food banks had to deliver 2.1 million packages to families and households. Who should be held accountable for this and what is the solution?

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