SPOKES Edinburgh City Council Election Hustings

Submitted by edg on Fri, 2 Mar '12 9.33pm
Time & place

Ahead of the Edinburgh City Council Election 2012, Edinburgh bicycle advocacy group SPOKES hosts its transport-themed hustings with key spokes people from the main political parties.

Doors open at 6.45 for coffee, stall and chat, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm.

Speakers/candidates lined up:

  • Con – Cllr Cameron Rose
  • Green – Cllr Steve Burgess
  • Lab – Cllr Lesley Hinds
  • LibDem – Cllr Gordon Mackenzie
  • SNP – Cllr Alasdair Rankin

The Format

From SPOKES: "We will use the very successful format of our Scottish Parliament hustings in March 2011, where the audience splits into groups and the candidates spend 10 mins or so in each group. This gives you a much greater chance to engage with the politicians than the normal format of a speaker panel sitting on the platform and a limited number of questions from the floor.

The meeting will begin with the candidates giving short talks, from the platform, on their party’s concerns and commitments on cycling and any related transport policy issues they wish to mention, after which we will split into groups as above."