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And today's Herald mentions a hustings event:
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Here is the Vision Group's press release for the event:
VISION GROUP HOLDS HUSTINGS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS
At the end of the month, the Vision Group for Sidmouth will be putting on a 'meet the candidates' event in the run-up to the District and Town Council elections.
It will take the form of a 'speed-dating' format, in which candidates will be seated at tables around the hall and voters will be encouraged to hop from one table to the next, putting their questions to each candidate in their ward.
All the candidates for both the Town and District councils have been invited and will be available for questions from the public on a one-to-one basis.
Those standing for the Town Council will take up position for the first hour, followed by those standing for the District Council during the second hour.
The full list of street addresses for each ward will be available so that attendees can see which ward they are in and so which candidates they can question.
The evening will be moderated by the Vision Group, who have been putting on hustings events for elections since the group was founded back in 2005.
The event will kick off at 7pm and finish at about 9pm, on Tuesday 30th April.
It will be held at St Teresa's Hall on Connaught Road and will be open to all.
And here's the invitation to candidates from the Vision Group:
TO ALL CANDIDATES
AND/OR THEIR AGENTS, POLITICAL PARTIES AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUPS
INVITATION TO HUSTINGS
The Vision Group for Sidmouth will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday 30th April to enable voters to pose questions to both District and Town Council candidates before the local elections of Thursday 2nd May. This date has been chosen so as to avoid the Easter holiday.
We would very much welcome your participation in this event, as this will enable you to meet the electorate and put your case to attendees.
The event will take a ‘speed-dating’ format: each candidate will be seated at their own table with name tag/ward details, allowing members of the public to sit and interview each of you for a short period before moving on to the next candidate for their ward.
The timings are:
- 7 - 8pm for Sidmouth Town Council candidates; and
- 8.10 - 9.10 for EDDC candidates.
By having both sets of candidates at the one event, it is hoped to maximize interest and attendance from the public. The central location of St Teresa’s Hall on Connaught Rd has been chosen for easy access. The press will be invited to attend and we suggest that candidates have copies of their election ‘pledges/manifestos’ available for the public and press.
Finally, we would be grateful if agents, political parties and representative groups could forward this invitation to their candidates, as we have not been able to secure the full list of individual email addresses. Furthermore, if you are aware that any candidates have for some reason not received this invitation, we would be very grateful if you could forward this to them. Thank you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Local elections HUSTINGS - Vision Group for Sidmouth