Wellingborough Hustings

Glamis Hall and members from Extinction Rebellion Wellingborough organised an event during this year’s General Election campaign to give local people the opportunity to meet the candidates and to ask them questions about their views and policies on issues that matter to them.

The event was called ‘Wellingborough Hustings’ and it took place on Thursday 5th December at 7:30pm in Glamis Hall, Goldsmith Road, Wellingborough NN8 3RU.

We have been covering the General Election 2019 on this website. The links for the candidates go to their Climate Election profile. The candidates for the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019 in the Wellingborough constituency are:

Suzanna Austin – Liberal Democrats

Peter Bone – Conservative Party

Marion Turner-Hawes – Green Party

Andrea Watts – Labour Party

Three out of the four candidates attended. Unfortunately the Conservative candidate, Peter Bone, refused to reply to our invites and then told us in his office that he would not attend because Extinction Rebellion were involved.

You can watch Wellingborough Hustings in full below:

Wellingborough Hustings at Glamis Hall (recorded by Simon Turner)

A report in The Northants Telegraph, titled ‘Boneless Hustings in Wellingborough’ stated ‘despite the absence of the Conservative who will be defending a 12,460 majority, there was plenty of meat on the bone to the hustings as the female candidates gave their views on the issue most concerning Wellingborough people.’

‘Rail services, homelessness, hate crime, and of course Brexit were the topics of questioning put forward by the audience at Glamis Hall.’ The article can be read in full on their website.

We would like to say thank you for a great hustings to the candidates that took part, you all showed that you are an excellent alternative to the other candidate that didn’t come. Thank you to the audience who joined in and made the hustings work, and of course a massive thank you Heather Saunders and Glamis Hall for all your hard work and for hosting the hustings.

To find out more about Wellingborough Hustings visit their website at https://wellingboroughhustings.wordpress.com

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