View from the Chamber – 22.4.21

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

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Lochaber Chamber members will get the chance to ask their questions to local candidates for the Scottish election next week.

The Chamber is hosting its first virtual hustings, via Zoom on the evening of Tuesday April 27.

The one-hour online event will allow members to hear from the candidates of the five main parties standing locally in the constituency and regional ballots. The event will be chaired by the president of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce and a director of Scottish Chambers, Bruno Berardelli.

If you’re a member of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, make sure you take this chance to hear directly from our local candidates and raise the issues that matter most to you, your family and your business. What do you think are the most important issues for Lochaber and the Highlands and what do you want your future government to do about them?

Local representatives of the main parties standing for election in the constituency and regional ballots have all confirmed their attendance. They are: John Erskine – Scottish Labour; Kate Forbes – Scottish National Party, Jamie Halcro Johnston – Scottish Conservatives, Denis Rixson– Scottish Liberal Democrats and Anne Thomas – Scottish Greens.

Hosting the hustings online means it will be a much more structured affair than the traditional town-hall format. Each candidate will be given two minutes to present their key policy points, before the chair asks them to answer questions submitted in advance by members of Lochaber Chamber.

Places are booking up fast and we’re looking forward to an informative and lively event.

If you can’t attend in person on the night, please do still register and submit your question – we are happy to provide a recording to registered attendees after the event. Get in touch with the Chamber team on membership@lochaberchamber.co.uk for the link to register.