Today I took part in a hustings held at Hayesfield School. It was a well organised event, well chaired with candidates being held to their time limits - something I’m all in favour of as it gets through more questions.
The school had allocated a sixth former to each candidate to introduce us, including writing a short biography. This was a nice touch, and I’d like to thank my nominated pupil Harriet Evans for her efforts, including injecting a bit of humour into it! It’s nice to remind people that politics doesn’t have to be dry and dull.
I throughly enjoyed the hustings and I thought that the questions were really good. I enjoyed staying behind afterwards and chatting to parents, teachers and students too. There’s a lot of support for the Greens and I was grateful to hear so many people tell me as much.
Update 07/05/2015: The school held their own mock election and the Greens won! This means that every post-hustings poll of electors throughout the whole campaign had the Greens in first or equal first place. Thank you!