A non-selective hustings is a hustings that cannot reasonably be regarded as intended to influence voters to vote for or against particular political parties or candidates.
Spending on a non-selective hustings is not regulated.
In our view, your hustings will be non-selective if:
- you have invited all the candidates or parties known to be standing in the constituency, region or other electoral area, or
- you have impartial reasons for not inviting certain candidates or parties
Impartial reasons may emerge from the following considerations:
- resources and other practicalities that limit the numbers of people you can invite, for example time or space
- security concerns
- local prominence of some parties or candidates over others
- the number of elected representatives at the local or national level
- recent election results in the area