Politicians quizzed in Question Time

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The first Question Time in Berkhamsted attracted more than 50 people who wanted answers from the politicians standing in the May 2 Herts County Council elections.

The event was organised by online TV station DeeTV was held at High Street pub The Kings Arms on Tuesday.

UKIP’s Norman Cutting, the Green Party’s Paul de Hoest, Labour’s Peter Scott, Hugo Hardy from the Lib Dems and Ian Reay for the Tories were there.

They are standing to represent Berkhamsted on Herts County Council.

The panel of politicians included 16-year-old Kirsty Robertson, deputy ember of youth Parliament for Berkhamsted, who is not standing for election.

John Bell asked them to explain their long-term vision for the town.

Miss Robertson suggested pedestrianising the High Street.

Mr Cutting and Mr de Hoest said more should be done to create employment opportunities in the town.

Mr Reay said he wants to improve Berkhamsted’s infrastructure and reduce traffic congestion, so it can cope better with the influx of people as new homes are built.

Mr Scott suggested a new Oyster card system to encourage people to use public transport and Mr Hardgy advocated greener methods of transport.

Buy the big Gazette this week for more on the county candidates. Visit www.deetv.tv.uk to see a report from the night.