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Summary

  1. The panel for the debate is:
  2. Victoria Atkins - Conservative
  3. Mike Hookem - UKIP
  4. Diana Johnson - Labour
  5. Claire Thomas - Liberal Democrats

Live Reporting

By Jen Bateman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Watch the debate

    If you missed the debate or simply want to watch again, you can take in the entire debate below:

  2. How did it go? The panel reflect

    So that's it, the election debate for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is over

    We asked the panellists to reflect on their performance and how they thought the evening had gone:

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    Video caption: We asked each of the panelists how the debate had gone for them
  3. The best deal on Brexit won't come from the Conservatives

    So says Liberal Democrats PPC for Hull West and Hessle

    Claire Thomas
    Quote Message: I think the idea that Theresa May is going to get us the best deal is laughable - given that she's just changed her mind on dementia tax within a few hours from Claire Thomas Liberal Democrats PPC
    Claire ThomasLiberal Democrats PPC
  4. Brexit - who will get us the best deal?

    Bob Callison
    Quote Message: How do you propose to get the best deal for Britain when we leave the EU? from Bob Callison
    Bob Callison
  5. Post Brexit what happens to EU nationals

    Diana Johnson
  6. Claire Thomas on immigration

    Responding to a question about immigration and the status of EU nationals after Brexit Claire Thomas said:

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    Video caption: Liberal Democrats PPC speaking at the East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire election debate
    Quote Message: I think it's simple. EU nationals should be allowed to stay. I don’t know why the government hasn’t already said they should be able to stay from Claire Thomas Liberal Democrat PPC
    Claire ThomasLiberal Democrat PPC
  7. Atkins and Hookem clash on EU workers

    Victoria Atkins and Mike Hookem clash on the future of EU workers after Brexit:

    Quote Message: We have to be a little bit careful that we don't place the farming industry in the position where vegetables are laying unpicked in the fields because of UKIP's abrupt policy from Victoria Atkins Conservative PPC
    Victoria AtkinsConservative PPC
    Quote Message: They were picked before we went into the European Union and they will be picked again, because we will bring in a visa system where they will come in for a season and leave from Mike Hookem UKIP PPC
    Mike HookemUKIP PPC

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    Video caption: The panel clash on the future of EU workers after Brexit
  8. Mike Hookem on immigration and national security

    Quote Message: We have to go to an Australian-style policy, we have to know who comes in and who goes out from Mike Hookem UKIP PPC Great Grimsby
    Mike HookemUKIP PPC Great Grimsby
    Mike Hookem
  9. Diana Johnson on EU nationals after Brexit

    Diana Johnson lays out her party's stance on the status of EU nationals after Brexit:

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    Video caption: Labour PPC on the status of EU nationals after Brexit
    Quote Message: EU nationals who are currently here are welcome to stay, their rights will be protected. We think that's a good start to any negotiations after the election from Diana Johnson Labour PPC
    Diana JohnsonLabour PPC
  10. Reality Check: Migration to the UK

    One of the hot topics of this election campaign has been immigration and so here's a look at what BBC's Reality Check have found out:

    Migration statistics

    How many migrants are there already in the UK?

    The migrants that arrived in 2016 joined an estimated 5.567 million citizens of other countries already living in the UK in 2015.

    According to the ONS 2015 figures, nine in every 100 people living in the UK were non-British.

    Of these, the number of EU citizens is estimated at 3.2 million, or five in every 100, and the number of non-EU citizens at 2.4 million, or four in every 100.

  11. Question from first time voter: Immigration and national security

    Arjan Gandhi

    First time voter and student Arjan Gandhi has asked

    Quote Message: Is there any candidate here who can promise the British people that immigration numbers will come down, and at the same time we will have more stringent background checks for asylum seekers and people coming into our country from high risk nations? from Arjan Gandhi Student and first time voter
    Arjan GandhiStudent and first time voter
  12. Social care in the future

    This tweet summing up the Conservative PPC's views

  13. Social care and who profits?

    We are keeping across what you are saying as you watch the #ge17eyl debate live on BBC One

  14. Reality check

    The BBC has a Reality Check service which aims to sort the facts from the spin.

    Whether it's education funding, housebuilding or police numbers, our service aims to cut through the bluster and deliver you the facts you need to make your decision.

    You can find out more here.

    Reality check
  15. NHS recruitment is an issue

    Victoria Atkins acknowledges that staff recruitment can be a problem particularly she says in rural Lincolnshire:

    Quote Message: We've got to make sure we can recruit more doctors, more nurses and that they are working with the best technologies available. from Victoria Atkins Conservative PPC
    Victoria AtkinsConservative PPC
  16. Victoria Atkins on NHS recruitment

    When asked about GP shortages in Lincolnshire Victoria Atkins said:

    Quote Message: One of the things that Lincolnshire County Council has done is to introduce a £20,000 golden “Hello” for new GPs settling in the area. from Victoria Atkins Conservative PPC
    Victoria AtkinsConservative PPC

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    Video caption: Conservative PPC on NHS recruitment
  17. Diana Johnson on NHS funding

    Labour's Diana Johnson on NHS funding:

    Quote Message: It’s the fairest way to say if you were earning a high income you should pay a little bit more to ensure we can ALL benefit from public services from Diana Johnson Labour PPC
    Diana JohnsonLabour PPC

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    Video caption: Labour PPC on funding for the NHS
  18. Cut foreign aid to fund the NHS

    Mike Hookem says UKIP would slash the foreign aid budget to fund the NHS in the future

    Mike Hookem
    Quote Message: I'd rather see it go to the NHS than China, North Korea and other countries. from Mike Hookem UKIP PPC Great Grimsby
    Mike HookemUKIP PPC Great Grimsby
  19. Mike Hookem on NHS funding

    Mike Hookem talks about his party's manifesto pledge to fund the NHS:

    Quote Message: As a party we are committed to the NHS to be free at the point of need. And we would fund the NHS through taking money back from the foreign aid budget which is £14bn pounds at the moment raising to £15bn. from Mike Hookem UKIP PPC
    Mike HookemUKIP PPC

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    Video caption: UKIP PPC on their manifesto pledge to fund NHS
  20. Claire Thomas on NHS funding

    Asked about her party's manifesto pledge on NHS funding Claire Thomas had this to say:

    Quote Message: The Liberal democrats have been very clear that we would put a penny on income tax and ring fence that money for investment in the NHS and social care from Claire Thomas Liberal Democrats PPC
    Claire ThomasLiberal Democrats PPC

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    Video caption: Liberal Democrats PPC on future funding for social care and the NHS