How To... Hold a Hustings

A hustings is an open meeting where people can ask questions directly to the candidates who are seeking election. This allows people to hear and engage with those who want their vote.

A church based hustings event also allows people to hear the candidate's views on topics that are not always covered in other settings or in the candidate's literature.

Hustings are a key aspect of our democratic system, but sadly fewer are held these days. Christians Count encourages you to attend or host a hustings event in the run up to the general election.

The organisation CARE is aiming to encourage at least one church based hustings event in each constituency. Click here to check out the CARE website to see if there is a church based hustings event in your area. If there isn't one, then why not organise one in your constituency? CARE has produced a comprehensive guide to help people organise these events, click here to link to CARE's guide