TATTON residents will have a chance to listen to what the election candidates for the constituency have to say in a debate being held at the end of this month.

The Guardian, along with the Knutsford Academy, is hosting an exclusive debate involving the five candidates competing for Tatton, with voters asking the big questions about matters that mean the most to them.

Those in attendance include Conservative candidate Esther McVey, Labour’s Samuel Rushworth and the Liberal Democrats’ Gareth Wilson. Green candidate Nigel Hennerley as well as Independent Quentin Abel will also be in attendance.

The event will be held in the upper school at the Academy on Friday, May 26, at 7pm and will last for one hour 15 minutes.

At the debate, chaired by Guardian editor Carla Flynn, each candidate will be given two minutes to introduce themselves.

They will then face questions submitted by members of the public as they enter the hall.

Readers can also submit questions in advance to carla.flynn@nqnw.co.uk.

James Routs, head of marketing at the Academy, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this event with the Guardian, whereby both our students, a number of whom will be voting for the first time, together with the community can hear directly from the candidates on their plans for the area.”

Doors open at 6.40pm.

Everyone is welcome.