Election hustings events in Yorkshire

In alphabetical order of the constituency name, these are the hustings events we are aware of so far, with all the information we have been able to find.  We will be adding more as we find them…..
Batley & Spen
Sun 19th Apr ’15
6:00p, Al-Hikmah Centre, 28 Track Road, Batley, WF17 7AA

Beverley & Holderness

Hedon & District Churches Together have organised a hustings at St. Augustine’s Church on the evening of Thursday 30th April 2015. More info from http://hedonblog.co.uk/2015/02/19/general-election-hustings-st-augustines-church-hedon/

Bradford West

Election Hustings Organised by: Sandy Lane Churches (Baptist and Methodist)
Date: Wednesday, 22 April, 2015  Time: 7.30pm – 9.30 pm
Entry by ticket obtainable free from the Parish Council and from the Churches
Location: Bethel Baptist Church, Sandy Lane (Postcode BD15 9LL)
For more information see http://www.bethelbaptistchurch.co.uk
Contact information for enquiries: The Revd Dr Keith G Jones, Sandy Lane Churches, Bradford Email: kdsaltaire@yahoo.co.uk   

Also – Sunday 12 April, 7pm, Bradford Cathedral for parliamentary candidates

This is a free event and everyone with in an interest in the Bradford West constituency is welcome to attend but pre booking is essential to ensure your place.  Please call the Cathedral Office on 01274 777720 to book your place.

Also in Bradford West – Quiz the Candidates
Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford
Star 6. 30 pm, 8th April      e-ticketed event
bradfordwest@asiansunday.co.uk /   0333 5777 0046
organised by Just West Yorkshire ( www.justwestyorkshire.info) and Asian Sunday newspaper

Brigg & Goole

Fri 17th Apr ’15  2:00pm   Brigg and Goole Hustings   
Winterton Community Pavilion, Newport Drive, Winterton on the 17th April at 2pm.

Calder Valley

Friday 20th March, Churches Together Parliamentary Election hustings, 7.30-8.30pm, Christ Church, Hipperholme

Thursday 16th April, Churches Together Parliamentary Election hustings, 7.30-8.30pm, Todmorden Town Hall

Wednesday 29th April, HebWeb hustings at Hope Baptish Church, Hebden Bridge, 7.30pm http://www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/news/2015/081.html

Colne Valley Constituency

St John’s Church, Golcar, is organising a Question Time event for the Colne Valley Constituency candidates on Monday March 30th at 7.30pm.

Mon 13th Apr ’15     7:15pm  Election Question Time in Holmfirth Holy Trinity Church, Colne Valley
The meeting is being organized by the Holme Valley Churches, Holme Valley Vision and HoTT (Holmfirth Transition Town).
All the Colne Valley constituency candidates so far declared are being invited and we will approach any other candidates as their selection is announced. The event will be chaired by Dr. Andy Williams, Head Master of Holmfirth High School.
Members of the public will be invited to submit questions for the candidates in writing, in advance if possible, or shortly before the meeting starts

Mon 27th Apr ’15  7:30pm   Colne Valley Question Time
Colne Valley Question Time 7.30pm Monday 27 April 2015, Marsden Mechanics Hall and broadcast live on Two Valleys Radio at http://www.twovalleysradio.co.uk/
Hustings event for all candidates standing in the Colne Valley constituency in the 2015 General Election
All candidates that have declared to date are confirmed on the panel:
Chas Ball, Green
Cahal Burke, Liberal Democrat
Jane East, Labour
Jason McCartney, Conservative
Melanie Roberts, UKIP.
Paul Salveson, Yorkshire First
Any future candidates standing will be invited to take part.
The event will be chaired by Tom Lonsdale and is free of charge to attend with a retiring collections for Mechanics Hall funds.

Marsden Mechanics Hall   Colne Valley


General Election Husting – Thursday 16th April 2015 at 6.30pm in Halifax Minster
Book by contacting the Minster Office on 01422 355436 or email: info@halifaxminster.org.uk

Harrogate & Knaresborough

FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Harrogate and Knaresborough General Election Husting
The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate   Apr02    07:30 – 09:30
FREE – Emma.smailes@fsb.org.uk 

Tue 21st Apr ’15    2:00pm   Over 50s ‘Question Time’
As the election draws nearer, do you know which party is going to represent you best? What
are the issues which most affect you? Who is going to speak on your behalf in Parliament?
Come along to ‘Question Time’ to meet the Parliamentary candidates and put your
questions directly to them. Find out who are the older people’s champions. ‘Question Time’
is on April 21st
2-4pm at St Paul’s Church Victoria Avenue.
Andrew Jones Conservative
David Simister UKIP
Helen Flynn Liberal Democrat
Jan Williams Labour
Shan Oakes Green Part


Election Hustings, Harrogate & Knaresborough – Churches Together, Wesley Centre   Fri 24th Apr ’15  9:00pm


East Yorkshire Federation of Small Businesses Election ’15 Hustings Event
Tranby Hall   University of Hull Cottingham Road Hull UK
Tuesday, April 7th 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Ilkley Churches Together Hustings
Ilkley Churches Together are having their General Elections hustings on Friday 24th April @ Christ Church URC.(7pm)
Friday, April 24, 2015    19:00
Christ Church URC


GENERAL LEEDS HUSTINGS ( i.e. featuring candidates across the constituencies)
24th April   10.30 – 2    Northern Terrace, Room 22, Leeds Beckett Uni
Booking Required

Leeds – Fair 10 Leeds Big Debate – 18:15  Wed 29 April 2015  Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AU

Leeds East
12th April, 7. 30 ( for 8 pm start)
organised by Churches Together in East Leeds
St Marys Church Hall, Whitkirk


26th March   7 – 8. 30 pm   St Andrews Reformed Church, Shaftsbury Avenue, Roundhay

19th April
St Margaret’s Hall ( near Park)    3 – 4. 30 pm



Federation of Small Businesses Richmond (Yorks) General Election Husting 
Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Richmond (Yorks) Constituency
The Golden Lion Northallerton

Mon 20th Apr ’15    7:00pm   Hustings @ Richmond School, Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7BQ
Christians Together in Richmond, is planning a ‘Hustings’ meeting at Richmond School at 7 pm on Monday 20th April. Dr Peter Clarke, a former University Lecturer and Town Clerk of Richmond, will be in the chair. This will be an entirely open meeting. Questions will be invited and selected from all who attend. All known candidates for the Richmond (Yorkshire) Constituency have been invited.
For more information contact: Dr John Dickinson, Secretary, Christians Together in Richmond, Phone: 01748 826803 Mobile: 07913 295060 Email: jgdickinson@doctors.org.uk

Thursday 16th, 2015
Organised by St Matthews Church, Leyburn
7 pm, Wensleydale School, Leyburn

Scarborough & Whitby

Hustings event organised with prospective parliamentary candidates for Scarborough & Whitby Fri 27th March – call 01947 603550

Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough

Christ Church, Pitsmoor, 257 Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield
23rd April   7.30
Organised by Sheffield Church Action on Poverty



South Yorkshire FSB Election ’15 Hustings Event  South and East Yorkshire FSB
Wednesday, 8 April 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)
The Circle  33 Rockingham Lane   S1 4FW Sheffield

Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street  16th April   7 pm    ( focus on asylum and immigration)
Organised by Sheffield Church Action on Poverty and supported by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group


Election Hustings Organised by: Shipley Christians Together
Date: Tuesday, 21 April, 2015     Time: 7.30pm – 9.30 pm
All seven Shipley candidates have been invited to attend
Location: St Peter’s Parish Church, Shipley
Entry by free ticket from any Shipley Christians Together Church
Contact information for enquiries:
The Revd Dr Keith G Jones  Shipley Christians Together    Email: kdsaltaire@yahoo.co.uk  

Skipton and Ripon

Tuesday, April 28, 2015    19:00   Ripon Cathedral

Thirsk and Malton

PARLIAMENTARY hopefuls in Thirsk and Malton will be grilled by small businessmen and women at a hustings in Helmsley in April. The local branch on the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is holding a hustings for five candidates on Tuesday, April 28, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Feathers, Helmsley.  Conservative candidate Kevin Hollinrake will go up against the Liberal Democrat’s Dinah Keal, Labour’s Alan Avery, UKIP’s Toby Horton, and Green candidate Chris Newsam.    The hustings are open to FSB members and non-members and are free to attend. Book tickets via fsb.org.uk/north-yorkshire or phone 01904 567929.

York Central

Hustings for the Party Leaders –YORK CITY COUNCIL elections To be held at Friends Meeting House, Friargate on 17 April at 7pm

David Laverick of Friends Meeting, Friargate, York
Please contact them to co-ordinate activity.
Email: DavidJL39@aol.com   Tel: 07769177484

Additional telephone 01904 798950 Hustings to be held on 10 April at Quaker Meeting House Friargate (7pm)