Wellsprings Together Hustings Guide 2019

The elections provide an important opportunity for the churches and other community based organisations to contribute to a just and fair society through the democratic process by organising hustings. There are some important rules and guidelines to follow for organisers and so here you will find important links and sources of advice

What is a hustings?

A hustings is a meeting where election candidates or parties debate policies and answer questions from the audience. Hustings aim to provide voters with an opportunity to hear the views of candidates or parties, in the run up to an election. Hustings are usually held by organisations, including churches or other non-party campaigners, so that voters can ask candidates or party representatives about issues that are important to them.

Download the The Electoral Commission guide to hustings

Additional support

The Wellsprings Together can help publicise your hustings event and find further support if required. Please contact team@wellspringstogether.org.uk


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Even people who are homeless with no fixed address are eligible to register: learn more here.

The Electoral Commission has further information and materials you can use to promote registration in your local area: learn more here.

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