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Election 2017: Barking candidates talk terrorism, Brexit and crime in Facebook live hustings

PUBLISHED: 18:06 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:26 05 June 2017

Independent candidate Noel Falvey and Shannon Butterfield (Green) took part in a hustings debate organised by the Post in Barking on Monday. They were joined by Terence London (Concordia), who will stand for Dagenham & Rainham in Thursday's general election.

Independent candidate Noel Falvey and Shannon Butterfield (Green) took part in a hustings debate organised by the Post in Barking on Monday. They were joined by Terence London (Concordia), who will stand for Dagenham & Rainham in Thursday's general election.

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Prospective MPs addressed everything from terrorism to fly-tipping in a live hustings ahead of the general election.

Standing for Barking, Shannon Butterfield represented the Green Party while Noel Falvey spoke as an independent candidate for the constituency.

Concordia’s Terence London, who was unable to attend the Dagenham & Rainham hustings, also took part in this afternoon’s debate at the Post’s offices in Barking.

Answering questions sent in before and during the debate, candidates appeared unified on wanting a swift departure from the EU.

The housing crisis, tackling extremism and council leader Darren Rodwell’s well-publicised comments on white working-class people were also discussed in the hour-long debate, hosted by Post editor Lorraine King.

Butterfield and Falvey will go head to head with Labour’s Margaret Hodge, the Liberal Democrats’ Pauline Pierce, Roger Gravett for UKIP and Conservatives’ Minesh Talati on Thursday when voters head to the polling stations.

In the Dagenham constituency, Terence London will compete with Jon Cruddas (Lab), Julie Marson (Con), Jonathan Fryer (Lib Dem), Peter Harris (Ukip), Denis Breading (Green) and Paul Sturdy (BNP).


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