Website team heads election registration drive

Swansea University staff and students working on the www.whichcandidate.co.uk project have organised a general election registration drive.

The team behind the politically independent website, which allows Welsh voters to view the policies of their local candidates, held the event before registration closed on May 22.

which candidateSenior Lecturer in Politics and the project's website coordinator Dr Matthew Wall said: “I was encouraged that many students we approached for registration said they have already registered. Hundreds of flyers were collected by the students and this is a clear expression of interest to register and participate in the June 8 election."

The www.whichcandidate team plans to hold  two local hustings, one in the Swansea East constituency, the other in Swansea West, with all candidates in each constituency invited to participate.

The Swansea East Hustings is scheduled for 7-9pm, Thursday, June 1, at the Bay Campus, Room GH045, while the Swansea West Hustings is scheduled for 3-5pm Sunday, June 4, at the Tallesin Cinema on the Singleton Park campus.

Dr Wall hopes that voters will attend the Hustings sessions to engage with their potential MPs.

For more details email whichcandidateswansea@gmail.com