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Camper Obscura Canvass on Campus

Released: 24.04.15

Camper Obscura

Camper Obscura will capture the political opinion of students, staff and public at the University of St Mark & St John in advance of a political debate for the Moorview Constituency.

Free and open to the public, the debate on 30 April, ‘Challenge your Politicians’, is an opportunity for people to ask their local candidates questions.

During the day before the debate, Camper Obscura will be sited on the University campus outside the library to photograph students, staff and the public with the questions they would like to know the answers to.

MSU President Dan Whitby said: “We’re really looking forward to getting everyone aboard the camper to raise awareness of the debate and encourage students to vote and get involved in politics.”

Matthew Pontin of Camper Obscura said: “We make a Fuji Instax image of everyone that hops aboard which is a fun and creative interruption to everyone’s day on campus.”

Attending the debate is Labour’s Alison Seabeck, Johnny Mercer for Conservative, Stuart Bonar for the Liberal Democrats and Ben Osborn for the Green Party, Penny Mills of UKIP and Louise Parker of the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition.

The University of St Mark & St John is pleased to be hosting the ‘Challenge your Politicians’ jointly facilitated by the Plymouth Herald and the Plymouth Octopus Project to enable communities and the public to ask candidates how they would make Plymouth a more fair city, based on the findings of the Fairness Commission Report.

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