The Hampstead and Kilburn constituency is the most marginal seat in England as most readers will know. The candidates at the forthcoming general election have agreed to attend a number of hustings, at venues in the local area, to help electors with their choice of who to vote for. The details of the arrangements for some of the hustings coming up in March are set out below.
6:30 pm for 7 pm, Wednesday 4 March – Active Travel Hustings – Sidings Community Centre, 150 Brassey Road (off Maygrove Road) London NW6 2BA
This hustings is hosted by Brent Cyclists and Camden Cyclists, local branches of the London Cycling Campaign (‘LCC’). It will explore how the candidates would prioritise active travel. The event will be chaired by a representative from the LCC and will include a discussion of the measures that have been implemented in other countries to help make walking and cycling safer, and hence more popular. Given the trans-boundary nature of the subject matter, it is hoped that the hustings will be attended by some of the candidates from neighbouring constituencies too. Pre-booking is not required. Please let me know if you have any questions for the panel in advance.
7 pm, Wednesday 11 March – Central London Branch of the Federation of Small Businesses Hustings – LDBS SCITT, 2 West End Lane, Kilburn, London NW6 4NT
This hustings is arranged jointly by the central London branch of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Hampstead and Highgate Express. It is billed as the opportunity for electors to question local candidates on their business credentials. In addition to the candidates the panel will be joined by Geoff Martin, Executive Editor, Hampstead and Highgate Express. Tickets for this hustings should be booked via this website: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/13002-hampstead-kilburn-hustings-11-march-2015-tickets-15634413953
7:30 pm, Tuesday 24 March, Tricycle Theatre Hustings – Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn High Road
The hustings, which is co-hosted by the Tricycle Theatre and the charity Age UK, will debate issues and policy affecting children, young people and older people in the area in addition to answering questions from constituents. This hustings will be chaired by Geoff Martin, Editor in Chief, Hampstead and Highgate Express. If you have questions in advance please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend please book online at: http://www.tricycle.co.uk/young-people/workshops-events/