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Summary

  1. The candidates taking part in the debate are (in alphabetical order of surname)
  2. Suella Fernandes (Conservative)
  3. Simon Letts (Labour)
  4. Martin Lyon (UKIP)
  5. Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat)
  6. Larry Sanders (Green)
  7. Use the hashtag #GE17South to have your say on social media

Live Reporting

By Emily Ford

All times stated are UK

  1. And cut!

    That's all for the debate tonight, thank you for watching and getting involved.

    Send us your thoughts using the hashtag #GE17South.

    Goodnight!

  2. WATCH: Election 2017 South: Brexit

    An invited audience quizzed representative of the main political parties during last night's BBC South Election Debate on BBC One.

    The subject of Brexit raised passions as the panel discussed its impact and what it means for the economy in the South of England.

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    Video caption: The panel discuss the implications of Brexit.
  3. 'Bargaining chips'

    Conservative Suella Fernandes says Brexit should not be used as a "bargaining chip" ahead of the election.

  4. People are already leaving...

    Lib Dem Layla Moran said: "We know people are leaving or they are uncertain, we know that the EU are working to do what it take to make them safe and they are leaving, it's already happening - this is not scaremongering, it's already happening."

  5. 'It's like following a sat nav off a cliff'

    Larry Sanders gets some laughs for his analogy of Brexit, based on the direction a driver sets off on and not changing it no matter what comes up.

  6. There are 259 treaties in need of renogotiating

    An audience member points out that there are 259 treaties will need renegotiating if we leave and there aren't the staff to handle that.

  7. 'We thought there would be a recession'

    Suella Fernandes begins to say that they thought there would be a recession - but an audience member is quick to point out that we haven't left the EU yet and she fears it will get worse.

    Ms Fernandes tells her not to worry - to which she replies: "I am worried, I should be worried, this is my children's future we're talking about."

  8. UKIP think we can 'forge out our own path'

    Martin Lyon says the British people have "finally woken up".

  9. Local businessman welcomes leaving the EU

    One man in the audience working as a print maker said he welcomes Brexit and believes the economy will be "buoyant" and encourage people to work for themselves.

    But Lib Dem Layla Moran says she has met many print makers who are scared, as well as university grants being threatened, the sciences and more.

  10. And now...Brexit

    "The reason this election was called" is how host Peter Henley refers to this subject matter.

  11. WATCH: Election 2017 South: Education

    An audience of voters had their chance to quiz representatives of the main parties standing in the general election in the BBC South Election Debate on BBC One last night.

    Here's what the parties had to say on the subject of education.

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    Video caption: The BBC South panel guests discuss education
  12. Are students put off of university because of the debt?

    Lib Dem Layla Moran says it's not just the debt of studying at university putting people off anymore - it's the housing costs and she believes they need to bring back education maintenance allowance.

  13. Give the students a fighting chance

    In response to the remark of Labour making too many promises on money when it comes to education, Simon Letts said: "The issue really for me with students is if you've been to university you come out with £35,00, £45,000 of debt, you've got to get on the housing ladder but you can't start yourself up on that amount of debt.

    "We have got to find a way to support them"

  14. 'I'm a member of the Labour party, but I'm not voting for them'

    One man in the audience reveals he is a member but won't be voting for Labour.

    He said: "How are they going to pay for all these things?"

    He added that he is concerned there are too many promises from Labour that they can't guarantee when it comes to funding.

  15. 'If you don't invest in our education...'

    One audience member takes her chance to speak on education and says: "I think if you don't invest in our education and young people what else do we have in society if we don't get it right when we start then we are doomed for the rest of our lives.

    "How can we encourage people to be healthy, social, more active, how do we get that right if we don't invest right at the bottom of our foundations we don't get anything."

  16. Onto education - and that's in crisis too says Labour candidate

    Opening the debate on education Simon Letts reveals one school in Southampton is having to cut £1,000 per pupil from its budget, which will begin to put strains on teachers and staffing rates in the city.

  17. 'I would vote for someone that actually cares about people'

    There's a strong message from the audience that politicians need to show they care about the people they are serving.

  18. WATCH: Election debate panel discuss the NHS

    The subject of the NHS and health funding came up during the BBC South Election Debate last night.

    Watch as the panel members discuss questions from the audience about the NHS.

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    Video caption: The panel discuss health and the NHS
  19. 'We can have a society that we want'

    Larry Sanders said: "We can have a society that does what we want it to do, we want it to care for people, the economy is the people doing their work. But money has been going to the very richest people, this message that we have to penny pinch and worry is not right."