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UWE refuses to host EU Election Hustings

Update: Further information added relating to Green Party councillor Carla Denyer and Bristol ANTIFA.

UWE has released a statement today in which it states that it has declined to host an EU Election Hustings on campus held by the UWE Debating Society originally planned for Friday 17th May, citing safety concerns.

This follows Green party councillor Carla Denyer urging a boycott of the hustings due to the proposed attendance of UKIP speaker Carl Benjamin, who has come under criticism due to rape comments.

Twitter page @bristolantifa had publicly encouraged followers to protest the event, to which the official @UWEBristol account has replied to inform them of the cancellation.

UWE Debating Society have stated they are continuing to prepare for the event.

Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat, and Ashley Fox MEP, leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, had been confirmed to attend.

More as this story develops.

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