Candidates battle it out at the hustings

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Three candidates took to the stage at a hustings event held on Arran on Wednesday night ahead of polling in the North Ayrshire and Arran seat at the General Election.

Around 60 turned out to hear Patricia Gibson of the Scottish National Party, Cameron Gilmore of  Scottish Labour and  David Nairn of the Scottish Greens took part in the debate held by Arran CVS in Brodick hall and chaired by Bill Calderwood.

Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate David Rocks sent his apologies due to a prior arrangement and a statement was read out on his behalf. Louise Young, standing for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, and making up the candidate list, did not attend.

Polling stations will open 7am to 10pm on Thursday December 12. It is anticipated that a declaration will be made in the early hours of Friday December 13.