Watch live coverage of Chad’s Mayoral Debate here at chad.co.uk

THURSDAY’S public debate involving four candidates taking part in next month’s Mansfield mayoral election is to be broadcast live on Chad website, www.chad.co.uk.

The ground-breaking move for the newspaper will allow you to watch current Mansfield Independent Forum mayor Tony Egginton, Labour’s Steve Yemm, Conservative Victor Bobo and Liberal Democrat Anna Ellis pit their wits against each other during the hustings at Samworth Church Academy.

And readers not in the audience will be able to grill the candidates via our website or Twitter - giving you the perfect opportunity to put them on the spot on issues facing the district over the next four years.

The mayoral debate has been organised by Chad and BBC Radio Nottingham.

Said Chad editor, Tracy Powell: “This is the first time the Chad has streamed a debate live on our website, together with feeding questions from Twitter to the floor on the night.

“It’s very exciting, and I’m looking forward to the event and what all the candidates have to say about Mansfield and what their plans for the town would be if elected next month.”

Tracy will be chairing the event, with BBC Radio Nottingham’s Mid Morning Show host Frances Finn presenting it. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio Nottingham’s 95.5FM frequency from 11am on Monday.

The hustings kicks off at 6pm tomorrow, although registered audience members are urged to arrive for 5.30pm.

A fifth candidate, UK Independence Party’s David Hamilton, is unable to take part in the public debate due to work commitments.

Meanwhile, postal votes will be landing on the doorsteps of 10,900 voters this weekend.

Postal voters are reminded that they will receive two separate envelopes - one with ballot papers for the mayoral and district council elections, and another containing their voting referendum paper.

Residents must register by 5pm on THursday to be eligible to vote in this year’s mayoral and local elections as well as the AV referendum - all on 5th May.

To take part in the live debate, go to www.chad.co.uk/live-events on Thursday.