RR attended the election hustings for Manchester Withington area at BMHS on Sunday 19/04/2015. The event was attended by the Liberal Democrat candidate John Leech , the Labour candidate Jeff Smith, the Conservative candidate Robert Manning and the Green candidate Lucy Bannister. Several questions were asked about Palestine and Israel, hate crime, media regulations and islamophobia. One of our directors asked the candidates about Syria, the way forward and their opinion about dealing with Assad as a part of the solution. Only John Leech answered the question and said that Assad is a criminal and should be brought to justice instead of dealing with him.