#GE2015 List of General Election 2015 hustings in Northern Ireland (updated)

We’ll keep this page up to date with details of hustings being held in the run up to May 2015’s General Election. Email editor at sluggerotoole dot com if you want yours added to the Slugger’s calendar.

Topic-based

14 April at 6pm – MAC Question Time #MACQT – Is there a future for the Arts in Northern Ireland? (free tickets required)

East Belfast

13 April at 7.30pm – Willowfield Parish Church facilitated by Evangelical Alliance and CARE

14 April at 6.30pm – Slugger’s East Belfast Debate at Strand Arts Centre with Chambré Public Affairs and LucidTalk (tickets all gone)

East Londonderry

24 April at 7.30pm – Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, Coleraine facilitated by Evangelical Alliance/CARE

Lagan Valley

22 April at 7.30pm – Legacurry Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch Road, outside Lisburn facilitated by Evangelical Alliance and CARE

North Antrim

28 April at 7.30pm – High Kirk Presbyterian Church facilitated by Evangelical Alliance and CARE

North Down

23 April at 7.30pm – First Holywood Presbyterian Church facilitated by Evangelical Alliance and CARE

South Belfast

21 April at 7pm-9.30pm – Taughmonagh Social Club with the three unionist candidates invited to attend – all welcome

30 April at 7.30pm -Windsor Baptist Church facilitated by Evangelical Alliance/CARE

South Down

23 April at 7pm – The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick organised by The Down Recorder

30 April at 7pm – The Newcastle Centre chaired by The Mourne Observer

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  • OneNI

    To be Clear. ONLY events that include ALL candidates are Hustings. If one candidate is REFUSED the opportunity (as opposed to turning it down) then the meeting becomes a Promotional meeting. The costs of hosting and promoting such meetings must be divided by the number of participants and included in each candidates election expenses (regardless who actually pays for venue hire, advertising or live streaming)

  • OneNI – I think we should both defer to the Electoral Commission’s guidance on Hustings for what qualifies as a selective or a non-selective hustings … speaking as someone who spent time seeking advice from EC on the issue!