FOUR of the candidates standing in the European elections will be taking part in a debate in Droitwich on Monday, May 12, to give voters a chance to find out more about their opinions on the issues ahead of voting on May 22.

The event is being organised by TLC Business Networking, and although entry is free, people will need to book a place in advance.

MEPs represent different UK regions in the European Parliament, scrutinising proposed European laws and the budget of the EU, as well as overseeing its other decision-making bodies.

The UK is split into 12 European parliament constituencies, and the West Midlands is represented by seven MEPs.

Currently entering the debate are incumbent MEPs Nikki Sinclaire, who is standing for the We Demand a Referendum Party, and Liberal Democrat Phil Bennion, who will be joined by prospective MEPs Labour candidate Lynda Waltho, and James Carver, who is standing for UKIP.

The debate will be taking place at St Andrews Town Hotel, Droitwich from 7.30pm. Tickets for the debate only are free, or people can stay for an open networking event with a buffet supper, for which there is a charge.

To book tickets, visit