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Chris and five of the candidates standing for MP were grilled at General Election hustings at St Paul’s Church, Howell Hill.

Lively debate, an engaged audience and a few moments of tension were all present as six of the candidates vying to become Epsom and Ewell’s MP faced a grilling last night.

Chris the Conservative candidate, Labour’s Sheila Carlson, Liberal Democrat Stephen Gee, UKIP candidate Robert Leach, the Green party’s Susan McGrath, and Independent hopeful Lionel Blackman went head-to-head in front of 150 people at St Paul’s Church, Howell Hill, Cheam.

Taking questions from the floor, some of the panel’s answers provoked interruptions from the audience, including those on zero hour contracts, secret plans to shut Epsom Hospital, and overseas aid.

Other questions included whether tax increases or cuts should be used to reduce the deficit, the HS2 rail project, and how to create affordable housing in Epsom.