Following last night's appalling incident in Manchester, and the Prime Minister's announcement of the suspension of general election campaigning until further notice, we have decided to cancel the planned husting at The Royal Hotel. We have notified all the candidates of this.
At some point, we anticipate campaigning will resume and we have asked each of the candidates whether they might be able to attend a rearranged husting, if that can be organised, most likely in the latter part of next week. It is important that voters can meet candidates in such settings and that discussion of some of the key issues informing election of a new government can proceed. We shall of course keep you informed about that.
Our thoughts are with those bereaved and injured, and those working hard to save and repair lives.