Stalham hustings meeting postponed following suicide bombing in Manchester

James Wild (Conservative), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) and Stephen Burke (Labour) contested the

James Wild (Conservative), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) and Stephen Burke (Labour) contested the North Norfolk seat at the General Election on June 8. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Election campaigning in North Norfolk is set to be suspended for a second day as a mark of respect to those affected by the tragic events which have unfolded in Manchester.

A hustings meeting was due to be held at the Baptist Church in Stalham on Wednesday night involving all three candidates - Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat), James Wild (Conservative) and Stephen Burke (Labour).

But organisers have tonight (Tuesday) confirmed that it has been postponed following the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande pop concert which killed 22 people, including children, and left many more injured.

Church deacon David Child said: 'In light of the very tragic events in Manchester we simply would like to confirm that tomorrow night's hustings in Stalham will need to be postponed as a mark of ongoing respect to the families who have both lost and have loved ones badly injured.'

It is hoped the hustings can be arranged for Tuesday, June 6, at 7pm.

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Mr Child added: 'We thank you for your understanding and hope we can re arrange.'

Voters will be given a further opportunity to question candidates at a hustings being staged at the Parish Church in Cromer on Friday, June 2, at 7.30pm. Doors open from 7pm.

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