THERE was a good turnout for last Saturday’s council election candidate forum at The Valley Sports Bar in New Norfolk. Sixteen of the 18 candidates for the Derwent Valley Council took part. Master of ceremonies Steve Balmforth and timekeeper Pat Murray kept the proceedings flowing and batted away any inflammatory questions and remarks. Each candidate spoke for two minutes and then had three minutes for questions from the floor. They were not permitted to question one another.
The proceedings were videoed by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Questions from the gallery can be hard to hear in the recording but these are often repeated by the candidates when answering. So grab some popcorn and sit back and meet your candidates.