European elections – Q&A event
Cytûn has partnered with WCIA (the Welsh Centre for International Affairs) and PLANED (Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development) to arrange a candidate Q&A event on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7pm (tea and coffee from 6.30) in Pembrokeshire College, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ.
The event will be streamed on Facebook Live.
We are inviting all those parties who are standing a list in Wales. Our hope is to focus on the global issues around which Welsh MEPs will be responsible for making decisions for as long as they are serving in the European Parliament, such as climate change, sustainability, migration, economic Development, agriculture and social development. We do not intend this to be a debate about Brexit as such, although we understand that Brexit provides the context for candidates’ thinking on many of these issues.
Questions will be selected from amongst those submitted through our Twitter accounts and by audience members before the start of the evening. The meeting will be chaired by the Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland-Jones, Dean of St David’s Cathedral, who is a former UK diplomat as well as a senior cleric in the Church in Wales. Simultaneous translation will be provided so that candidates and questioners can speak in Welsh or English as they choose.
We hope that the evening will be conducted with full mutual respect between all the candidates and any supporters who may attend, and will be helpful to those of no party affiliation who join us to decide whether and how to cast their votes.
We have also launched a special European elections page on our website – http://www.cytun.co.uk/hafan/en/european-elections-2019/ Further material will be added to the site over the coming days.