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LSE and The Times Join the Debate UK Election Series, starts 16 March

In the run up to the expected UK general election, The Times and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) have organised a series of debates between leading figures of the three main political parties.

The four debates will focus on key topical issues in British politics today - education, Britain and Europe, the Constitution and the economy and role of the state. These debates are free and open to all, with the opportunity for members of the audience to question the speakers.

The first debate will be on Wednesday 16 March at 6pm where the debate will focus on the Constitution. Speakers will include Lord Falconer (Lord Chancellor), Lord Strathclyde (Conservative leader in the House of Lords) and Lord McNally (Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords).

The second debate will be on Monday 21 March at 6pm on Britain and Europe. Speakers will be Graham Brady MP (Shadow Conservative Minster for Europe), Denis MacShane MP (Minister for Europe), and Sir Menzies Campbell MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary).

Both debates will take place in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE , London WC2. They are free and open to all but a ticket is required. Details of how to request a ticket can be found by viewing the web listing for each event here|

Details of the remaining two debates will be released shortly.


Contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7582, j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

4 March 2005