Cambridge Hustings Events in Advance of the May 2010 Elections

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. 9:56am

Left to right: Martin Booth, Cambridge Socialists; Daniel Zeichner, Labour; Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrats; Tony Juniper, Green Party; Nick Hillman, Conservatives.

Hustings at Clare College. Left to right: Martin Booth, Cambridge Socialists; Daniel Zeichner, Labour; Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrats; Tony Juniper, Green Party; Nick Hillman, Conservatives.

In Cambridge we are lucky that there are a large number of hustings events at which it is possible to hear from our parliamentary candidates in person. The below upcoming events are all free and open to all. Do let me know in the comments if there are others which I have missed.

Tuesday 20th April

Parliamentary Hustings.
21.00 – Peterhouse College.

Thursday 22nd April

Election Question Time run by Cambridge No2ID, Amnesty International Cambridge and Cambridge Oxfam Group.
20.00 (doors open 19.30) Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Chaired by Andie Harper of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the chair. Open to all, and free (but donations are appreciated).

Sunday 25th of April

King’s College hustings organised by CUSU Ethical Affairs

Wednesday 28th of April

What kind of Britain? – Visions of a sustainable economy.
20.00 Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Parliamentary Hustings with four of the candidates
Organised by Transition Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Geography Department.


Thursday 29th of April

Democracy Club and Power2010 Parliamentary Hustings.
Chaired by Prof. Andrew Gamble of the University of Cambridge politics department
19.30 for a 19.45 start
Unitarian Church at 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW (Map)

Friday 30 April

Church at Castle Hustings
St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road
19.45 doors open 20.15 event begins

Sunday 2nd of May

General Election Hustings
St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of May

A BBC Radio Cambridgeshire debate with the Cambridge Candidates will be recorded on Tuesday 4 May from 6.30pm-7.30pm in front of a live audience. Andie Harper will host the debate and it will be broadcast on the Mid-Morning Show on Wednesday 5 May from 10am-11am.
96.0 FM and on BBC iPlayer


Cambridge City Council Elections

While I am not aware of any hustings events for the local election there is a full council meeting in the Guildhall at 18.00 on Thursday the 22nd of April this is a public meeting at which sitting councillors will debate. Members of the public (including candidates) may address the meeting during the public speaking section. There is also a North Area Committee on Thursday the 29th of April at which sitting councillors can be observed in action, and I expect questions from the floor during the “open forum” will be lively.

Previous Hustings Events

I have a number of articles on previous hustings events:

13 comments/updates on “Cambridge Hustings Events in Advance of the May 2010 Elections

  1. Edward

    The list I put up on the Daniel Zeichner website also has a hustings on the 28th at Emmanuel UR Church at 8pm and a debate at 11am on the 30th at Anglia Ruskin.

    I presume if those aren’t on Huppert’s website then he won’t be attending those ones in person?

  2. Phil Rodgers

    The Emmanuel UR Church one is listed as being on the 22nd (i.e. this Thursday) both on Julian’s list, and on Richard’s original list above, but as the 28th on the Zeichner list. Are there two separate events, or has someone got the date wrong? I don’t know if he’s going to the Anglia Ruskin one – is it open to the general public? I think the list on Julian’s website only includes public events.

  3. Richard Taylor Article author

    I’ve added the Transition Towns / University of Cambridge Geography Department event at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church the 28th.

  4. Richard Taylor Article author

    There is a video of the Kings College Hustings at:

    and a video of the No2ID Amnesty hustings at:

    The BBC Cambridgeshire Hustings is available for a week on iPlayer; one hour in at:

    I’ve posted a video of the responses to a question I asked at the Transition Cambridge / Department of Geography hustings at:

    See also the links under “previous hustings” above.

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