Monday, 19 April 2010

Eltham election hustings?

Does anyone know about any?

What we know so far is that there's a cross-constituency event at the Blackheath Halls on Monday 26th April 2010, 7.30 – 9.30 pm, with the following prospective candidates:

David Gold – Conservative, Eltham
Pete Pattisson – Liberal Democrat, Lewisham East
Nick Raynsford – Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

And that there is an Eltham event on Wed 28th April, 7-9pm at the 'URC' (?United Reform Church), though "these Hustings are provided for the members and congregations of our churches to meet and question candidates on issues of special concern to Christians."  So the event seems tailored to specific issues and a specific audience. According to the website, the following standing candidates "have been invited":
  • Clive Efford (Labour) – confirmed in principle
  • Steven Toole (Lib Dem) – very interested hopes to attend – tbc
  • David Gold (Con) – confirmed in prinicple
  • Arthur Hayles (Green) – confirmed attending
  • Jerry Fergus (Eng Dem) – invited

There's been a bit of a debate about local hustings over at the Blackheath Bugle here and here.

I''m not getting time to do the posts I wanted on the election - it's all quite exciting (even though I fear the worst for Eltham). Finally, did y'all catch up with the news of Mayor Boris visiting Eltham High Street last Wednesday, 14 April?  The local Tory websites were, naturally, cock-a-hoop about this. I liked the photo of Boris outside the Eltham High Street 99p Shop best...

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