These meetings work best when they are organised ecumenically, so the first thing to do is to form a local ecumenical planning group.  This could be under the auspices of your local Churches Together group, but if that is not possible it is better to set up a special organising group made up of representatives from different churches rather than to act as a single church or denomination.  Contact as many churches as possible in your constituency to see if you can work together.  Consider whether you also want to invite members of other faith groups or civic organisations to take part in the process.  Call a meeting of this group as soon as possible. 

Forming a small coordinating group of people who will be able to make decisions and act can lighten the load and ensure a smooth delivery of all the tasks that need to happen.

In 2021 most hustings will be online, and so you should make sure that your coordinating group includes people who are confident organising and hosting online events.

You might already have a group from a previous election that could work together again to adapt your previous model. If you are trying something for the first time it is worth considering whether there are already churches, faith or community groups in existence that you can ask to work in partnership with?

By moving online there is a new opportunity to join with other churches across your area to organise a single hustings that everyone could join, or share your event with churches that have not held hustings before.