Ahead of the local council elections which will take place on 4 May 2017 there are a number of hustings in the city which have come to our notice.
If you know of any others then tell us about them and we will add them here.
6 April 2017
Shelter Scotland are hosting four husting events in advance of the Scottish Local Government Elections, which take place on 4 May 2017.
“This will be a unique opportunity to hear from and question your local candidates from all major parties about all things housing.
“We believe housing and homelessness must be higher up the agenda for local and national Government in Scotland. You can help us achieve this by coming along and making sure your voice is heard.”
- Supply of affordable housing
- Homelessness and the social security system
- Private Rented Sector (PRS) reforms and enforcement
- Empty homes
6 April 2017
12 April 2017
Wester Hailes Community Council and Currie Community Council with support from Ratho Community Council and Balerno Community Council are organising hustings on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 7.30pm in the Gibson-Craig Hall in Currie.
18 April 2017
Edinburgh World Heritage hustings.
On World Heritage Day 2017, Edinburgh World Heritage will be hosting the city’s first ever ‘Heritage Hustings’ against the backdrop of Playfair’s majestic St. Stephen’s Church.
“This is your chance to question the candidates on the heritage issues you feel strongly about such as the contribution of new development to the city, the care and maintenance of historic buildings, issues of planning control, and the balance between the needs of visitors and residents.
“Joining us for the evening will be Councillors Alex Lunn (SNP), Ian Perry (Labour), Joanna Mowat (Conservative) and Nigel Bagshaw (Green). We are also delighted that Sandy Stoddart, the Queen’s Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland, will join the panel to provide his unique perspective on the importance of Edinburgh’s heritage for the future of the city.
“After the hustings you’ll be invited to meet the candidates as well as your Edinburgh World Heritage team.”
18 April 2017 and other dates
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council and Volunteer Edinburgh work closely with the public, national and local charities, community groups and the Statutory and Private sectors to provide training, volunteering opportunities and representation for Edinburgh’s citizens. They are organising the
Their hustings will be held at EVOC, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5PX.
20 April 2017
Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council hustings at St Columba’s Church Large Hall from 7.00-9.00pm
Thursday 27 April 2017
Edinburgh Local Council Elections Hustings Meeting
The leaders of the Labour, SNP, Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat parties in Edinburgh have been invited to nominate a representative to attend this event : speakers will be
Scottish Labour – Cammy Day
SNP – Frank Ross
Scottish Conservatives – Cameron Rose
Scottish Greens – Melanie Main
Scottish Liberal Democrats – David Stevens