Non-selective hustings: Good practice recommendations

If you decide not to invite all candidates for impartial reasons, there are some good practice recommendations you should follow if you want to ensure your hustings is genuinely not promoting particular candidates or parties more than others:

  • Inform the audience at the meeting of any candidates or parties standing who haven’t been invited
  • Be prepared to explain your impartial reasons to candidates or parties you haven’t invited
  • Make sure that candidates or parties you invite represent a reasonable variety of view, from different parts of the political spectrum
  • Allow each candidate or party representative attending a fair chance to answer questions and, where appropriate, a reasonable opportunity to respond to points made against them by other candidates or party representatives
Last updated: 6 November 2019