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Uckfield Hustings – General Election 2024

Sunday 23 June 2024 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Organised by Cornerstone Church, Uckfield, we invite members of the Uckfield public to attend a lively evening of election debate in the Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE which has seating for 220 (theatre style), on Sunday 23 June (7.00-9.00pm). Free parking is available in the adjacent Luxford car park.

All six candidates have confirmed their attendance. Christina Coleman (Green), Ben Cox (Labour), Mims Davies (Conservative), Benedict Dempsey (Liberal Democrat), Ian Gibson (Independent) and William Highton (English Democrats). The event will be chaired by Ian Noble, Director of Uckfield Chamber of Commerce.

Given the limitation on numbers it is essential please that if attending, you reserve a place via eventbrite. One person per booking, so we have a record of everyone’s name and email address. We expect high demand and tickets are, of course, available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If you subsequently find you are unable to attend having booked a place, please revisit eventbrite and cancel your place so it can be made available for someone else.

Doors will open at 6.00pm as bag checks will be carried out for the audience and while we aim to make this a smooth process, please be patient when queuing. Please avoid bringing bags, if possible, to speed up the entry process and minimise any security risk. Doors will close at 6.50pm for a 7.00pm start. Regrettably, bar facilities will not be available.

We have preprepared topical questions based upon the main talking points of this election and will invite the candidates to respond to include commentary on both national and local issues. The responses to our questions will occupy the first part of the evening before we come to questions from the floor. Naturally, we cannot guarantee to cover every question, although we will aim to get through as many as possible. Questions from the floor, must be prepared before the evening commences and there will be a welcome desk where you can write your question from 6.00pm. A roving mic will enable those who want to ask a question to do so personally, when invited to speak.

Candidates will have the opportunity to make an opening statement and indeed, closing remarks similar to the TV style debates. We hope that General Election material for the parties will be available upon arrival for the audience to peruse ahead of the formalities.

Those who want to speak with candidates personally after 9.00pm, once the event has closed, may do so in the adjacent Ashdown Room until 9.30pm.

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Sunday 23 June 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cornerstone Church, Uckfield


Uckfield Civic Centre
Civic Approach
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE
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