WANNABE MPs will face a grilling from villagers after a community group organised its own Question Time.
While the real BBC show may be coming to Dewsbury next Thursday, campaigners from Scissett have managed to secure their region’s prospective parliamentary candidates for their own pre-election showdown.
The meeting has been organised by Save our Scissett (SOS), an environmental group who say they are concerned about the future of the area and want to hear their candidates views.
Confirmed for the panel so far are Conservative candidate Simon Reevell, Green candidate Adrian Cruden and independent Khizar Iqbal.
Current MP for Dewsbury Shahid Malik, whose constituency will be expanding into Mirfield, Kirkburton and the Denby Dale region, has declined the offer although one of his representatives will be there.
Lib Dem candidate Andrew Hutcheson has not yet confirmed.
Spokeswoman Sue Simpson, said: “It’s going to be just like Question Time in Scissett but without David Dimbleby.
“We’re mainly concerned about planning issues.
“People are very concerned about what’s going to happen depending on who gets elected.
“We want to save our green fields and countryside. We’re not against building but there are appropriate places to build and others that should be left alone.”
The meeting is on March 17 at St Augustine’s Church, Wakefield Road, Scissett from 7.30pm.