The health service and education were top of the agenda at a General Election debate in Stroud.
More than 250 people filled the Subscription Rooms for the hustings event organised by Stroud Town Council.
All five of the Stroud candidates attended: sitting MP Neil Carmichael (Conservative), former MP David Drew (Labour) who held the seat from 1997 until 2010, Max Wilkinson (Liberal Democrat), Sarah Lunnon (Green), and Glen Gogerly (UKIP).
Property consultant Andrew Watton chaired the debate which saw more than 80 questions submitted by the audience.
The evening began with a few moments’ silence in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.
The candidates answered questions on possible party alliances and electoral reform including proportional representation.
The upcoming Brexit negotiations dominated several questions including what constitutes a bad deal for Britain as it negotiates its exit from the Common Market.
Candidates were asked if they were supported the badger cull and fox hunting.
Many questions focussed on the expansion of grammar schools and funding for schools.
The most debated topic of the evening was the National Health Service, its funding, the awarding of health tenders to private companies and the future of Stroud’s local health service.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June.
If anyone has questions on how to vote they can go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or contact Stroud District Council’s election team on 01453 754886.
The video of the Hustings is now available on YouTube: https://t.co/kAOlm3WVHv