The Argus will give people across the city the chance to grill councillors on issues that matter to them in three local election debates.

Candidates from four political groups currently represented on the council, along with the Liberal Democrats, will go head-to-head in the series of 90-minute debates.

This will be your chance to get your questions about the issues in your community debated live between people hoping to represent the city after the election on May 4.

We want to hear from you - submit the questions you want to ask by emailing, messaging us on Facebook, or tweeting #ArgusDebate.

Each of the debates will take place the week before election day, giving undecided voters a chance to put their questions to the party’s representatives and leaders.

The debates will be broadcast live on Facebook, thanks to help from Latest TV.

The Argus:

Our first debate on Wednesday, April 26 will cover issues relating to the environment, transport and sustainability across Brighton and Hove.

The candidates taking part in this debate are:

  • Hannah Allbrooke (Green Party, Brunswick and Adelaide)
  • Samer Bagaeen (Conservative Party, Westdene and Hove Park)
  • Marc Earthey (Brighton and Hove Independents, Rottingdean and West Saltdean)
  • Ashley Ridley (Liberal Democrats, Hollingdean and Fiveways)
  • Gary Wilkinson (Labour, Kemptown)

Our second debate on Thursday, April 27 will cover housing and homelessness in the city.

The candidates participating in this debate are:

  • Gary Farmer (Brighton and Hove Independents, Regency)
  • Dominique Hall (Liberal Democrats, Kemptown)
  • Siriol Hugh-Jones (Green Party, Hollingdean and Fiveways)
  • Anne Meadows (Conservative Party, Patcham and Hollingbury)
  • Gill Williams (Labour, Whitehawk and Marina)

Our final debate on Friday, April 28 will see the group leaders or deputy leaders quizzed on a range of issues that matter to residents.

The candidates participating in this debate are:

  • Bridget Fishleigh (Brighton and Hove Independents, Rottingdean and West Saltdean)
  • Steve Bell (Conservative Party, Woodingdean)
  • Phelim Mac Cafferty (Green Party, Brunswick and Adelaide)
  • Amanda Evans (Labour, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean)
  • Paul Chandler (Liberal Democrats, Goldsmid)

All three debates will be broadcast live on Facebook from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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Argus editor Arron Hendy said: “These local elections are really going to matter, with residents concerned about a wide range of issues in their communities.

“We have done lots of stories already on the campaign trail and what each of the parties are offering Brighton and Hove, and our team will keep bringing you stories that matter and are important to you.

“That is why were are doing these local debates - to give you the chance to challenge those vying for your vote on the issues you care about most.”

If you would like to submit your question by post, get in touch by sending your question to: Argus Debate, The Argus, 33 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 4AA.

Voters will go to the polls on May 4 to elect 54 councillors from across the city to represent Brighton and Hove for the next four years.