Student organises debate with election candidates

Harry Parsons interviews Henley MP John Howell

Harry Parsons interviews Henley MP John Howell

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An election debate featuring the five Parliamentary candidates for the Henley constituency is being aired on an internet radio station in Thame.

The debate has been organised by 17-year-old student Harry Parsons, from Haddenham, who is studying at Lord Williams School in Thame.

It will be recorded on Friday in front of an audience of 16, 17 and 18-year-olds at the school and aired as part of Harry’s programme The Late Show on Radio Blackfrog.

Harry said: “I have interviewed all the candidates on my radio show before so I wanted to then have a debate featuring all of them.

“They are all very excited about it.”

The debate will be 90 minutes long and will feature an opening statement by each candidate, followed by eight pre-selected questions submitted by students before it is opened up to questions from the floor.

Harry said: “Although it is a debate being produced by students it is not just for students, it is for everyone.

“I would like to thank my politics teacher Matthew Evans for his help in putting this on.”

The debate will be aired on Radio Blackfrog between 8pm and 10pm on Tuesday evening.

To listen live go to www.radioblackfrog.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can listen to the debate anytime after the broadcast via www.soundcloud.com/henleydebate.