General Election Hustings – your candidates, your vote

The General Election, to elect MPs to Westminster, will take place on July 4 2024.


Are you sure you are registered to vote at your current address? (You MUST register by midnight on 18th June.) Do you know that you now need to produce photo ID, in order to vote? Do you need a postal vote, if you may be away from home on the election date? Check out this page of vital info and links to make sure you are election-ready!

What constituency am I in?

If you are not sure, you can find out by putting your postcode in, on this website:


A hustings is “a meeting where election candidates or parties debate policies and answer questions from the audience.” It provides voters with an opportunity to hear the views of candidates or parties. Hustings are generally open to anyone who wishes to attend. Some like to have questions written in advance, others allow questions from the floor, many have both.

Edinburgh North and Leith

If you are in Edinburgh North and Leith constituency, you can go to hear what your candidates have to say on Monday 24rth June, at Broughton St Mary’s Church, 12 Bellevue Cres, Edinburgh EH3 6NE, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Organised by the Broughton Spurtle. Read more and send advance questions to:



Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

If you are at the eastern end of the Leith Links area, you may be ‘over the border’ and in the Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency. If so, we have so far heard about two possible hustings:

25th June  – 2pm at Southside Community Centre,  117 Nicolson Street,EH8 9ER


And another one on Monday 24 June, 7:30pm

Portobello Community Council and Northfield & Willowbrae Community Council are pleased to run a hustings for this year’s General Election.

The hustings will take place on Monday 24th June at 7.30pm at Portobello Town Hall. Please submit advance questions to before Midnight 22nd June. There will also be opportunity to ask questions on the night.

The candidates for 2024 (in alphabetical surname order) are:

Charles DUNDAS (Liberal Democrats)

Jane MacKenzie GOULD (Independent)

Amanda GRIMM (Scottish Green Party)

Marie-Clair MUNRO (Conservative and Unionist Party)

Chris MURRAY (Scottish Labour Party)

Tommy SHEPPARD (Scottish National Party)

Derek WINTON (Reform UK)


More hustings may be announced, in due course. There are some ‘special interest’ hustings as well as constituency based ones. See for example:

Surfers Against Sewage 18th June

Human Rights Hustings (Health & Social Care Alliance) online