Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017 at 8:25am

#GE2017: General Election Hustings in Edinburgh

As the general election on the 8th of June approaches these hustings events are an important opportunity for you to make sure you have the information you need about all the candidates in your constituency.

Below is a list of the local hustings we have been able to find. If you are organising an event please let us know.

 

General Assembly: Wednesday 24th May, 4.30pm – 6pm

Free event, but tickets must be booked online.

Holding candidates from 5 major parties, including:

Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party)
Iain Gray (Scottish Labour)
Patrick Harvie (Scottish Green Party)
Alex Cole-Hamilton (Scottish Liberal Democrat)
Jeremy Balfour (Scottish Conservative)

General Assembly, Mound Place, EH1 2LU

 

Norton House Hotel: Thursday 25th May, 6.30pm

Scottish Grocers Federation is holding an opportunity for voters to head from candidates what they will do in Government to support independent retailers. For more

Ian Murray, Labour candidate for Edinburgh South and Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh West have confirmed. All major parties will be represented.

Confirm your attendance by contacting Angela Blacklock by email at a.blacklock@scottishgrocersfed.co.uk or by calling 0131 343 3300.

Norton House Hotel, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LX

 

Annandale Mosque: Wednesday 24th May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Holding candidates from Edinburgh North and Leith constituencies.

Visitors are asked to remove footwear before entering the mosque and all members of the community are encouraged to come along, question, hear and debate with local candidates.

Annandale Mosque, 45 Annandale Street, EH7 4AZ

 

Balerno Parish Church: Saturday 29th May, 7pm – 9pm

Balerno Council will host their parliamentary hustings with candidates from Pentlands Ward and Edinburgh South West. If you would like to submit a question ahead of the date, email pentlandhustings@gmail.com no later than Wednesday 24th May. For more information click here.

52-2 Main St, Balerno, EH14 7EH

 

Hayweight House: Tuesday 30th May, 6pm – 8pm

Equality Hustings organised by the Equal Representation Coalition, is bring together candidates to discuss matters of equality, human rights, and Brexit. Book in advance for this free event.

23 Lauriston Street, Floor 3, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

 

Out of the Blue Drill Hall: Tuesday 30th May, 7pm – 9pm

Leith Central Community Council is holding candidates for the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency. All are welcome to attend and question their local candidates. Click here for more information.

36 Dalmeny St, EH6 8RG

 

Pollock Room, St Leonard’s Hall: Thursday, May 25th, 5pm – 7pm

The Lothian branch of the Royal College of Nurses is holding their hustings for nursing matters; including the future of the NHS, healthcare provision, pay and job satisfaction, to be addressed by the 5 main political party candidates. Open to public and RCN members. Free event but book ahead here.

Pollock Room, St Leonard’s Hall, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY

Not sure who your local candidate is? Read our comprehensive list of all candidates standing for parliament on June 8th, 2017, so you can vote with confidence.

 

 


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  1. Pauline Ward says:

    I saw on Twitter that Murrayfield Community Council has organised a hustings for Edinburgh West this Wednesday 24th of May at Murrayfield Parish Church Centre 8pm with Toni Giugliano and other candidates @hank_chief: #GE2017 Hustings for Edinburgh West.

    Next Wednesday. All Welcome. https://twitter.com/hank_chief/status/865539996651888640/photo/1
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  2. Thank you Pauline! Will add in those details…..

  3. Pauline Ward says:

    … And in fact with respect to Edinburgh West, the hustings that was planned for this evening Wednesday 24th has been cancelled whereas there will be an Edinburgh West hustings on Monday 5th of June 7.30pm at Craigsbank Church http://www.craigsbankchurch.org.uk/whats-on/other-upcoming-events/5-june-hustings-at-craigsbank.php

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