Six candidates for the new constituency covering West Reading and surrounding villages are set to debate at a hustings event this week.

Pangbourne College is hosting hustings on Wednesday, June 12, for the parliamentary candidates standing for general election to the newly-formed Reading West and Mid Berkshire constituency.

Six candidates contesting the seat have confirmed their attendance: Ross MacKinnon for the Conservatives, Helen Belcher for the Liberal Democrats, Olivia Bailey, the Labour Party candidate, Adrian Abbs, an Independent, Carloyne Culver for the Green Party and Kate Bosley for Reform UK.

The evening will be chaired by former BBC Berkshire Radio presenter Andrew Peach. Mr Peach presents programmes such as PM and the Six O‘Clock News on Radio 4, Newshour and the Global News Podcast on the BBC World Service and is Radio 2’s longest-serving news reader.

He has hosted hustings debates and presented election night coverage of all UK General Elections since 2001.

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Organisers are hoping for a ‘fascinating debate’ as boundary changes mean the constituency will be more evenly-contested than ever, with no party being assured victory at this stage.

The hustings will take place in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College and will be open to the general public.

Free admission is via Eventbrite, with registration being required. Arrival will be at 7pm with the hustings starting at 7.30pm.

You can submit a question for the panel using an online form, that can be either asked on the night by yourself, or read on your behalf.

Five candidates clashed at a Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) hustings in Burghfield Common last week.

The hustings will therefore be the debut for Kate Bosley, the Reform candidate. However, it is unclear whether Adie Peppiatt, an Independent candidate who declared he would stand on Friday, June 7, will be attending.