Voters will have the chance to ask wannabe MPs about their environmental concerns.

St Albans Extinction Rebellion, St Albans Friends of The Earth and Sustainable St Albans are holding an environmental hustings at Trinity Church on Victoria Street on Tuesday (December 3).

Parliamentary candidates who will be attending are Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper, Labour's Rebecca Lury, Simon Grover for the Green Party, Conservative Anne Main and Independent candidate Jules Sherrington.

St Albans Friends of the Earth co-ordinator Amanda Yorwerth said: “We’ve organised environmental hustings for previous elections but this time it feels like the environment is right at the top of the agenda.

“For many people it’s the climate crisis that’s the big issue.”

St Albans Extinction Rebellion representative Colin Hodges said the discussion could cover concerns such as the River Ver and Luton Airport expansion.

He added: “I went to the general hustings at the cathedral this week and more than 50 per cent of the questions submitted related to the environment and climate change.

“It is clearly a global problem but there are very important local issues we face such as the expansion of Luton Airport and it is an excellent opportunity to hear what candidates have to say.

“I think it is an opportunity for the candidates to understand the level of importance and the level of concern people in St Albans have.

“I’m sure at a local level there will be some people whose votes can be influenced by the level of detail and amount of conviction the candidates are able to present in answering specific questions.”

Catherine Ross from Sustainable St Albans said: “The environment isn’t an ‘add-on’, to solve the climate and ecological crises facing us we need to look at every policy through the lens of the environment.”

Questions can be submitted from 7.30pm in writing on the evening and one question will be reserved for a first-time voter.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the discussion will begin at 8pm.

Anyone unable to attend the hustings can listen to a podcast on 92.6FM Radio Verulam