Send in your questions for Sheffield Hallam debate

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Star readers are today being urged to share their probing questions for candidates going head-to-head in an election debate.

Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has agreed to take part in The Star event on Thursday, March 26 – the only debate he will take part in with rival candidates in the city.

The event will take place in Sheffield and will be recorded so it can be broadcast for voters to watch in full through The Star’s website on the Thursday evening.

Many questions – covering everything from crime to NHS reform and free pensioner bus passes to EU funding – have already been submitted by readers who want to put the candidates on the spot.

James Mitchinson, Editor of The Star, said: “This is a rare chance for people to put their questions to candidates who will be fighting for their votes in one of the most closely watched seats in the entire country, during a hotly anticipated election.

“We thank everyone who has submitted questions to us so far and urge more people to do so – the more questions we receive to put to the candidates, the better.

“The debate will be available in full to watch through our website and we hope our many thousands of readers tune in to watch.”

The other candidates standing in Sheffield Hallam and invited to take part in the debate event include the Labour party’s Oliver Coppard, Green candidate Peter Garbutt, Ukip candidate Joe Jenkins, independent candidate Carlton Reeve and Conservative candidate Ian Walker.

Mr Ian Walker is not able to attend and is expected to send a party representative on his behalf instead.

The debate will be covered live from 2pm on the Thursday through The Star’s Twitter and Facebook channels as well as our website at www.thestar.co.uk.

n To send in questions for the candidates email reporter Ellen Beardmore at ellen.beardmore@jpress.co.uk, call 01142 767676 ext 3459 or Tweet @E_Beardmore before midnight on Tuesday, March 24.