University to host “Your City, Your Say!”

 of Wolverhampton their opportunity to put questions to leaders and representatives of the local parties who could be running Wolverhampton City Council from May 6.

“Your City, Your Say!” will be held at the University of Wolverhampton in the main lecture theatre at the Millennium City (MC) building on Tuesday 19 April 2011.

The show will be broadcast live on 101.8 WCR FM between 7pm and 9pm.

Steve Morris, 101.8 WCR FM Station Manager, said: “This is a wonderful chance for the local community to take part in their own Question Time-style debate with the three local party representatives. To have these three people in one room at the same time, debating with their voters, and for it to be broadcast live on 101.8 WCR FM is both a unique opportunity and a landmark event for the City’s community radio station.”

Paul Brighton, Head of Department of Media and Film at the University, will be presenting the event. He said: "As well as being a great opportunity for students to see a live current affairs programme being broadcast, it's also important because we are all - students and staff alike - part of the broader Wolverhampton community. This gives us a real chance to put our local elected politicians on the spot about the things that concern us all."

Councillor Roger Lawrence, leader of the Wolverhampton Labour group and leader of Wolverhampton City Council said:  “I am looking forward to taking part in the “Your City, Your Say!” programme. It’s a great opportunity for Wolverhampton people to ask questions of local politicians and to let them know their views on what’s happening in Wolverhampton.”

Councillor Neville Patten, leader of the Wolverhampton Conservative Group, said “I am very much looking forward to the Leaders’ Debate on 101.8 WCR FM. This is a new venture for all the major parties in this City and I am relishing the opportunity of engaging with the other two parties and putting forward the Conservative Party’s plan for change for Wolverhampton.”

Councillor Michael Heap, leader of the Wolverhampton Liberal Democrat group, said “I look forward to taking part in the “Your City, Your Say!” debate, hearing the concerns of Wolverhampton residents, and putting forward the Liberal Democrat plan for Wolverhampton.”

The event is ticket only, and available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information on ticket availability please email tickets@wcrfm.com or call 101.8 WCR FM on 01902 572260.

Further information

1. 101.8 WCR FM is Wolverhampton City Radio, the station for the City of Wolverhampton.

2. The station can be also heard on the web: www.wcrfm.com

3. For more information on 101.8 WCR FM, contact Steve Morris, Station Manager on 01902 572263 or email steve@wcrfm.com

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