The Debate scheduled to take place between the Mayoral candidates Linda Arkley (Conservative), Norma Redfearn (Labour) and John Appleby (Liberal Democrat) on Thursday 18th April at TyneMet Coast Road Campus, has been cancelled.
The decision to cancel the event has been made because of the withdrawal from the Debate by Elected Mayor Linda Arkley due to circumstances beyond her control.
Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive, TyneMet College, said:
“As hosts for this event we felt it was essential that all of the Mayoral Candidates would have the opportunity to fully participate in the Debate.
It is therefore with regret that we issue this notice of cancellation.”