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Chance to put questions to Leicester’s City Mayor

Published on 05 October 2015

PEOPLE in Leicester are being given the chance to put their questions directly to City Mayor Peter Soulsby at an event set to take place later this month.

City residents are being invited to send in their questions and bid for a place in the audience at the City Mayor’s Question Time session, which will take place at the Pork Pie Library and Community Centre on October 27.

Similar in format to the BBC’s Question Time programme, the event is being supported by BBC Radio Leicester, which will be recording the question-and-answer session for broadcast at a later date.

BBC Radio Leicester will select the questions to be asked at the session, which will be chaired by their Drive Time presenter, Ben Jackson.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The recently revamped Pork Pie Library is an excellent venue for what I hope will be the first of several events of this kind.

“I am looking forward to receiving a wide range of questions from across the city, and particularly from the people of Saffron Lane and the surrounding area. “

Questions and requests for a place in the audience can be submitted by going to and filling in the online form, or by calling 254 0001.

The closing date for submissions is Monday October 19.  People who are successful in obtaining a place will be contacted with further details within a few days of the closing date.

 The City Mayor will respond by email to any questions that can’t be answered on the night.

And people can continue to ask their questions via the methods already in use, by tweeting them to @CityMayorLeic, by emailing , or by submitting them for inclusion at a meeting of the full council. More details on this are available at, put ‘council questions’ into the search box.

The Pork Pie Library and Community Centre is located off Saffron Lane, Leicester. The grade two listed building was re-opened in June this year after a £400,000 refurbishment.

Further City Mayor Question Time sessions could take place in different parts of the city if this event is successful.



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