Last Thursday, seven million people tuned in to watch the leaders of the seven main political parties slug it out verbally on national television.
The success of the ITV1 Leaders Debate has inspired the Lancaster Guardian to host its own version.
So we have invited all the candidates for the Lancaster and Fleetwood, and Morecambe and Lunesdale seats, to attend a debate of local issues here at the Guardian office.
We will be filming the Great Debates, one for Lancaster and one for Morecambe, to air on our website www.lancasterguardian.co.uk .
And we would like to ask you, the Guardian readers, to supply the questions for us to grill them with.
If you have a question you would like to ask the candidates, please email it to the Guardian at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in email@example.com .
Alternatively you can post your question, or questions, to the usual Guardian postal address. Please mark envelopes with ‘The Great Debate’ above our address.
Or you can tweet us your questions to @guardiandigital or message us at our Guardian Facebook page www.facebook.com/lancasterguardian
Questions must be phrased so all candidates can answer and should not be targeted at specific individuals, as we will have limited time for the debate and want to give all candidates equal opportunity to comment.
Serious questions only please.
We will select a small number of questions to ask the candidates during the Great Debate, which will be hosted by the Lancaster Guardian content editor Greg Lambert.
We will be finalising the dates for the debates in the coming days and hope to confirm dates where all, or as many as possible, of the candidates are available to attend.
More information in next week’s Guardian as we finalise arrangements.