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A political hustings tackling issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community is taking place in central Birmingham this week.

As the General Election approaches, ‘Queer Question Time’ returns once again, with members of the public putting their questions to representatives of all the major political parties.

The event – which follows the format of the popular BBC programme and has taken place in the run up to the last five general elections – will be held at The Loft in Birmingham city centre.

With MP candidates from the Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem, Green and Brexit parties confirmed to attend, a lively debate and discussion is expected as topical concerns about equality education, homophobia, representation, the NHS and Brexit will no doubt be raised.

Steve Ball, who will be chairing proceedings, said:

“Queer Question Time provides an excellent opportunity for the LGBT community to engage with what is likely to be the most important and unpredictable general election for a generation. Politicians of all parties are accountable to the electorate and this is our opportunity to make sure that the LGBT voice is heard. ”


Who’s on the panel?


Andrew Mitchell

Birmingham Sutton Coldfield candidate | Conservative

Andrew Mitchell standing for Conservative MP in Birmingham Sutton ColdfieldChris McAndrew / Parliament UK

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham Ladywood candidate | Labour

Shabana Mahmood standing for Labour MP candidate in Birmingham Ladywood Shabana Mahmood

Lee Dargue

Birmingham Ladywood candidate | Lib Dem

Lee Dargue is standing as the Liberal Democrats MP candidate in Birmingham LadywoodLee Dargue

Kefentse Dennis

Birmingham Perry Barr candidate | Green

Kefentse Dennis is standing as the Green Party candidate for MP in Birmingham Perry Barr Kefentse Dennis

Brexit Party

Panellist to be announced


Queer Question Time takes place on Wednesday 4th December at 7pm at The Loft, 143 Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham B5 6RG.

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