A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we have had to operate in many areas of our lives. Hustings would usually have been in-person community meetings. In 2021, hustings will have to be held predominantly online.

For many of us, the last year has been one of quickly adapting to new technologies, as worship services and keeping in touch with families and friends have moved online.

This election will likely follow the same pattern, and the potential absence of in-person meetings with candidates means that hosting an online hustings will take on a new levels of significance.

FORM A COORDINATING GROUP

WHAT ARE THE RULES AROUND HOLDING A HUSTINGS EVENT?

SETTING A DATE

CHOOSING A FORM OF HUSTINGS

TAKING YOUR HUSTINGS ONLINE

APPOINTING A CHAIR

INVITING CANDIDATES

PUBLICISING THE EVENT

CHECKLIST AND CONTACTS

Alternatively, you can download and print a PDF of this hustings guidance [391 KB] published the Joint Public Issues Team (Methodist, Baptist, United Reformed and Church of Scotland).