Bishop of Chichester's Pre-Election Event

Date: 19 March 2015

Invitation from the Bishop of Chichester

For students and sixth formers aged 18+ to attend a pre general election debate at St. Peter's Church. Brighton.

6.30pm to 8.00pm on Monday 20 April to Tuesday 21 April.

One of the interesting aspects of the recent referendum in Scotland was the decision to include 16 to 17 year olds.  It’s thought that about 80% of those eligible did register to vote, and overwhelmingly it seemed that they voted for change.  Those just slightly older were more cautious.  

As we approach the General Election, I believe that it is of vital importance to ensure that the voice of young people is heard.  It is their future, as well as that of every other age group, that is being decided.

With this aim in mind, I am writing to invite students to participate in an event that will give the student voice a platform. 

Participants will be invited to state their views on what they are looking for in candidates for election, what policies they hope a new government will pursue, what is realistic for us as a nation and globally, what is out-dated, what makes for a good society, and what is damaging to life and future prospects.  

In the reversal of roles on Question Time, we will be asking a panel from a varied range of interests to put questions and comments to the student participants. 

This event will be taking place 6.30pm to 8.00pm, in St Peter’s church, central Brighton.  Participation is free. 

Bishop Martin Warner, The Bishop of Chichester

Any questions / contact:

Note: If you are coming in a group of 10 or more, please contact Danny Pegg to RSVP. If anyone under 18 wishes to attend as part of a school/college/group then please contact Danny for further information for youth booking. Sixth form / college groups are very welcome, with prior arrangement.