If you missed the debate or simply want to watch again, you can take in the entire debate below:
- The panel for the debate is:
- Victoria Atkins - Conservative
- Mike Hookem - UKIP
- Diana Johnson - Labour
- Claire Thomas - Liberal Democrats
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:
So says Liberal Democrats PPC for Hull West and Hessle
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
How do you propose to get the best deal for Britain when we leave the EU?
Responding to a question about immigration and the status of EU nationals after Brexit Claire Thomas said:
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
Victoria Atkins and Mike Hookem clash on the future of EU workers after Brexit:
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
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
We have to go to an Australian-style policy, we have to know who comes in and who goes out
Diana Johnson lays out her party's stance on the status of EU nationals after Brexit:
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
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:
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.
First time voter and student Arjan Gandhi has asked
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?
This tweet summing up the Conservative PPC's views
We are keeping across what you are saying as you watch the #ge17eyl debate live on BBC One
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.
Victoria Atkins acknowledges that staff recruitment can be a problem particularly she says in rural Lincolnshire:
We've got to make sure we can recruit more doctors, more nurses and that they are working with the best technologies available.
When asked about GP shortages in Lincolnshire Victoria Atkins said:
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.
Labour's Diana Johnson on NHS funding:
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
Mike Hookem says UKIP would slash the foreign aid budget to fund the NHS in the future
I'd rather see it go to the NHS than China, North Korea and other countries.
Mike Hookem talks about his party's manifesto pledge to fund the NHS:
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.
Asked about her party's manifesto pledge on NHS funding Claire Thomas had this to say:
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
And we're off! The first question is on the future of the NHS - specifically how our National Health Service will be funded - and it's a question posed by a local GP Dr Krishna Kasaraneni.
See how well you know your constituency by taking a quiz for your area - find it with our postcode search.
Here's a guide to the political parties and, where published, their manifestos.
Claire Thomas is a Liberal Democrat councillor representing Pickering ward in West Hull on Hull City Council and is the prospective parliamentary candidate for Hull West and Hessle.
She was elected to Hull City Council in 2008 and is a member of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.
- Second EU referendum on Brexit deal
- End the 1% public sector pay cap
- Invest nearly £7bn extra in education
- Scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools
- Reinstate university maintenance grants for the poorest students
Diana Johnson was elected Labour Member of Parliament for the Kingston upon Hull North constituency in 2005 becoming Hull's first female MP.
In the 2015 general election Diana Johnson polled 52.8% of the vote and held onto the Hull North constituency for Labour.
She was appointed in September 2015 as a shadow minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth team by Jeremy Corbyn, shortly after he became Labour leader - but resigned in 2016 as a shadow cabinet member following the EU referendum.
- Scrapping student tuition fees
- Nationalisation of England's nine water companies
- End to zero hours contracts
- Income tax rate 45p on £80,000 and above
- Hire 10,000 new police officers, 3,000 new firefighters
Mike Hookem was born in Hull, he has served in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Engineers.
Mr Hookem joined UKIP in 2008 with no previous political experience.
He stood as UKIP candidate in Hull East in the 2010 general election, but finished fourth with 2,745 votes (8%).
In 2014 he was elected as a UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and is UKIPs fisheries spokesman.
- Reducing net migration to zero within five years
- A ban on the wearing of face coverings in public places
- Six Brexit tests
- An extra £11bn every year for the NHS and social care by 2022
- Provide 100,000 new homes for younger people every year
Victoria Atkins became MP for Louth and Horncastle in the 2015 general election polling 25,755 votes which was 51.2% of the vote.
She replaced Sir Peter Tapsell who was Father of the House having served as an MP since 1966.
She was in favour of the UK remaining in the European Union in 2016's referendum.
- Real terms increases in NHS spending reaching £8bn extra per year by 2022/23
- Means test winter fuel payments, taking away £300 from wealthier pensioners
- Net migration cut to below 100,000
- Pump an extra £4bn into schools by 2022
- Raising cost of care threshold from £23,000 to £100,000 - but include value of home in calculation of assets for home care as well as residential care
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire election 2017 debate.
Four politicians debate the region's big issues ahead of the general election. Peter Levy chairs the debate in front of an audience at St Mary's College in Hull.
It is being broadcast on BBC One at 22:45 and features politicians answering questions from a studio audience.
The panel consists of (in alphabetical order):
- Victoria Atkins (Con)
- Mike Hookem (UKIP)
- Diana Johnson (Lab)
- Claire Thomas (Lib Dems)
Let's find out a bit more about them with these mini biographies.