THE Examiner is to host a series of pioneering webchats putting you, the voter, at the centre of the General Election campaign.
All three main party candidates in the Colne Valley have agreed to take part in a series of online Q&As where you can put your questions to them via our www.examiner.co.uk website.
Labour candidate Debbie Abrahams will be the first of the candidates to face the virtual voters this Friday between midday and 1pm.
She will be quizzed by our political correspondent Barry Gibson – using your questions.
We want you to email any questions you have for the Labour candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11am on Friday.
Barry will then collate your questions before putting them to Mrs Abrahams, who is hoping to make it four victories in a row for Labour in what is now regarded as a marginal seat.
Barry will use your questions for about 20 minutes before opening up the discussion to you.
By logging on to examiner.co.uk you can read what Mrs Abrahams has said and respond to her – asking her your questions and finding out what she thinks about the issues that are important to you.
Barry said: “This is a great chance for voters to cut out the waffle and put their questions to the candidates standing in their constituency.
“The webchat is very easy to use and you’ll get your answers there and then.
“I would urge everyone to email me their question and log on to www.examiner.co.uk for the webchat.
“It promises to be very interesting.”
You can also find out more about the candidates and see video manifestos they recorded exclusively for the Examiner by clicking here for our special election section
Our new, updated General Election 2010 site also features votes, national news and the latest breaking news on our local constituencies.
Don’t forget email your question to email@example.com and then log onto www.examiner.co.uk from midday on Friday to take part in the webchat.