Monday, April 26, 2010

Ilford North – Hustings

I was going to do a write up of the Ilford North Hustings held in the Baptist Church in Ashurst Drive, but the Ilford North Fellowship of Churches has kindly provided a record on youtube in 8 parts, so you can see/listen for yourself. Hat tip to my friend Khalid down in Ilford south.

Part 1 of 8

Part 2 of 8

Part 3 of 8

Part 4 of 8

Part 5 of 8

Part 6 of 8

Part 7 of 8

Part 8 of 8

Note: The BNP candidate was not invited and the UKIP candidate did not turn up.


  1. Can somebody (i.e. the Organisers?) explain to me why the BNP candidate was not invited?

    Whatever my opinions are, they are irrelevant on this matter - but surely, this is supposed to be a democracy?

  2. on the 6th video around 3:50
    when Lee Scott was asked why he was a member of the conservative friends of Israel

    He almost turned into a monster. Completely arrogant and insensitive. I have never seen this side of Lee Scott and it was very worrying

  3. Ray,
    The churches have a "no platform" policy for the BNP. I don't know what their reasons are.

    However, some of the other parties and individual candidates also operate this policy.
    There were "hustings" recently over Chigford way where the BNP candidate did turn up but all the others except for an Independent stayed away.
    Lee Scott has said that he will not share a platform with the BNP.

  4. Thanks for clearing that up, B21.

    So now we know.

  5. Ray - no organisation or community group is obliged to hold hustings, therefore who the hosts choose to invite is entirely up to them.

    Legally, if all candidates are invited (even if they don't turn up), there are no election expenses incurred. If only selected candidates are invited, then each candidate must record a certain sum on his/her post-election expenses.