Non-selective hustings

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  
Last updated: 24 May 2021