Five of the six main parliamentary candidates in Ceredigion came together on Twitter on Wednesday 22 April to answer and debate questions set by NUS Wales, Aberystwyth University Students’ Union, University of Wales Trinity St David Students’ Union (Lampeter) and Coleg Ceredigion Students’ Union.
With just two weeks until the General Election, NUS Wales was joined by Huw Thomas (Lab), Mark Williams (Lib Dem), Mike Parker (Plaid Cymru), Gethin James (Ukip), and Dan Thompson (Green) to answer ten student-related questions.
The candidates outlined their priorities for Ceredigion, and there were some clashes on the issue of cross-border subsidies that support students who study outside of Wales.
NUS Wales President Beth Button said:
“NUS Wales believes that the student vote will be extremely important in this election. As a movement, we are going to show politicians that they need to take note of what students and young people have to say.
“Our ‘Question the Candidates’ initiative is a great opportunity for candidates and students alike to engage with each other and discuss important issues ahead of the election.”
Next Wednesday, 29 April, candidates in Arfon will take part in the final ‘Question the Candidates’ event.
You can download a full transcript of the questions and answers here, or why not check out this Storify?