Hustings (public meetings where people get a chance to meet the candidates for election, hear them speak, and ask questions) are a powerful and valuable part of British democracy. We strongly urge you to attend at least one in your area for your own interest. But they aren’t just about what the candidates say: the mood of the public at the meetings is also very important. So it is vital that we all get along to as many as we can. Cheer the Remainers, boo (politely!) the Leavers, and ask some good questions.
The list of hustings is growing daily. Here are the ones that we know about so far; check back to this page regularly for updates.
- Monday, November 25th, 7 pm, at St Michael the Archangel, Pitts Close, Galmington, TA1 4TP
- Wednesday, November 27th , 7 pm, Temple Methodist Church, Upper High Street, Taunton, TA1 3PY
- Wednesday, 4th December, 8:15 pm, Creative Innovation Centre, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3PF. Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) is organising this environmental hustings on behalf of the Taunton Environment Network (TEN).
- Monday, 25th November, The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil,
Somerton and Frome
- 24 Nov, 2 pm, Football Club, Frome. Thank you to those who attended and supported the cause of European Union membership.
- 30 Nov, 7 pm: Village Hall, Ham Street, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury BA6 8PX
- 2 Dec 7:30 pm: At the Chapel, 28 High St, Bruton BA10 0AE
- 3 Dec, 7 pm: All Saints Church, Church St, Castle Cary BA7 7LD
- 4 Dec, 7 pm: The Seed Factory, High Stret, Aller, TA10 0QN (this has been cancelled due to illness in Adam Boyden’s close family)
Bridgwater & West Somerset
- 8 Dec 7:00 pm: Bridgwater Arts Centre, 1-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3DD. See our blog post.
- 9 Dec, 7:30 p.m.: Methodist Church,
Hustings that were planned in Martock and Curry Rivel were cancelled because David Warburton (Conservative) refused to attend.