Global Directions at Merton College, University of Oxford, held an election debate for parliamentary candidates running for the seats of Oxford West and Abingdon and Henley on the 11th of March. The debate, chaired by Dr Sergi Pardos-Prado, featured candidates Layla Moran (Liberal Democrats), Sally Copley (Labour), Alan Harris (UKIP) for Oxford West and Abingdon, and Mark Stevenson (Green Party), candidate for Henley. Notably, Conservative candidate and the incumbent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Nicola Blackwood, did not attend the debate. Topics of discussion were immigration and the economy from the perspective of European Union membership.
I covered the event as a part of my following of the election in Oxfordshire constituencies. My interviews with the candidates are forthcoming.