There are two official hustings event this year ie those run by CCHQ.
The first of these is on Friday evening. I understand there are a few spaces left (although not many).
London Event – Friday 8th February 2008 starting at 7.30pm CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP
Manchester Event – Friday 15th February 2008 starting at 7.30pm Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 9PG. www.kro.co.uk Cash bar available.
All speakers and guests must register with CCHQ, and be a valid Conservative Future Member. CCHQ reserves the right to refuse entry. To register please contact Amanda Cowan Amanda.Cowan@Conservatives.com stating which event you wish to attend and whether you are attending as a candidate or as guest. Places are limited at both venues.
Both events will be chaired by Boni Sones, Executive Producer and Author, Women's Parliamentary Radio.
General Rules of Hustings
There will be a complete ban on the use of cameras / camera phones / and recording equipment. Anyone seen using recording equipment will be asked to leave the premises by the organisers.
Order of speakers
Lots will be drawn by the Chair for the running order of both the NME candidates and the Chairmen candidates.
Attendees will be reminded that we are looking for short questions on the issues of the elections, not speeches about what may or may not have gone on in the past or any other statement.
All Chairman candidates will be given 5 minutes to speak and then answer 5 questions from the floor. The candidate’s answers should be to the point and not last more than 1 minute per question.
Usual rules of taste and decency apply to questions.
NME Candidates and Area Chairman Candidates
All NME and Area candidates should be given 2 minutes to speak and be allowed only two questions from the audience. The candidate’s answers should be to the point and not last more than 1 minute per question.
Spokesmen for candidates who cannot make the hustings are only allowed to speak for 1.30 minutes. They will not be allowed to answer questions on behalf of their candidate.
PLEASE REMEMBER NUMBERS ARE LIMITED AND YOU MUST BE ON THE GUESTLIST AND AN EXISTING CF MEMBER TO ATTEND