Your chance to quiz candidates in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

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A pre-election event which has been organised by a group for women isn’t just slanted at females.

It’s emerged that Cumbernauld Women For Independence will welcome males to a special gathering which will be held on Sunday, March 8 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. The venue is New Town Hall

This will see candidates for the General Election on Thursday, May 7 quizzed by the electorate. The event is to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Organiser Anne Ballinger confirmed: ‘‘Men are welcome to attend but priority will be given to questions from women.’’

So far just two candidates have registered with North Lanarkshire Council to stand.

They are Labour’s Gregg McClymont and Scottis h Nationalist Stuart McDonald.