Friday, 20 March 2015

General Election Hustings Announced

Hedge End's Kings Community Church have organised general election hustings to take place on 29th April, starting at 7:30.

The Town Council has been told that candidates from "all the major parties" have been invited. It is understood that these are the only hustings to have been announced in Eastleigh for the general election.

A representative of the church came to this week's council meeting and asked us to publicise the event and encourage people to attend.

Hustings are a traditional part of election campaigns dating back to the eighteenth century. Let's hope all the candidates turn up and give Hedge Enders a chance to to question them. Much as I support the use of Twitter, Facebook and other online methods to connect people with their representatives, you can't beat a good face to face once in a while.

3 comments:

  1. I shall add that date to my diary.

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  2. Hi, I am the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in Eastleigh. Can I ask who to contact to arrange a place for us at the hustings? I can be contacted at declanclune@btinternet.com
    Many thanks,
    Declan Clune

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  3. Hi Declan - I suggest you contact the Kings Community Church.

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