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Jo Churchill will be missing at West Suffolk College hustings

PUBLISHED: 21:20 21 May 2017 | UPDATED: 21:27 21 May 2017

Bury St Edmunds Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill launching her election campaign in front of the Abbey West Front. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT.

Bury St Edmunds Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill launching her election campaign in front of the Abbey West Front. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT.

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Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill - the favourite for the Bury St Edmunds constituency - will not be attending hustings at West Suffolk College.

Bury St Edmunds Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill launching her election campaign in front of the Abbey West Front. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT. Bury St Edmunds Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill launching her election campaign in front of the Abbey West Front. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT.

The poster for the event, to take place on Tuesday, May 23, at the college, includes the names of some of the other candidates.

When asked whether she would be attending, she said: “Unfortunately, I won’t be at the college due to a prior commitment. Originally the date I was given for the hustings was Monday and not the Tuesday. As a champion of West Suffolk College I will be sorry not to attend.”

The event, which Mrs Churchill took part in ahead of the 2015 General Election, gives students the chance to question the candidates.

Bill Edwards (Labour), Helen Geake (Green Party) and Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrat) are all attending, according to the poster. However Independent candidate Liam Byrne said he had not been told about it or invited.

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