General Election 2019: First hustings announced across Southwark

Katherine Johnston (26 November, 2019) Politics General Election 2019

Housing hustings are first up

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The Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency hustings are slated for Thursday, December 5, at 6pm at St George the Martyr Church on Borough High Street.

Hosted by Living Bankside, the debate will be hosted by Amir Eden. Questions should be emailed to info@livingbankside.org. All candidates standing are confirmed.

Herne Hill is holding a hustings for the Dulwich and West Norwood seat on Tuesday, December 3, at the Baptist Church in Half Moon Lane from 7-9pm.

Hosted by the Herne Hill Forum, Norwood Forum and Dulwich Society among others, the event is expected to be packed after 2015’s had standing room only.

Issues up for debate include the future of King’s College Hospital, climate breakdown and Brexit.  Any questions in advance should be emailed to info@hernehill.org.uk. Step-free access on the night is via Winterbook Road.

In Walworth on Friday, December 6 from 10am-1pm at Inspire, St Peter’s Church on Liverpool Grove is hosting the by the Southwark Pensioners Action Group’s hustings.

They will be debating social care and policies for older people – but all questions and ages are welcome.

Meanwhile, housing hustings are being held tomorrow (Wednesday November 27) the Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations, with all candidates asked their positions on council house building and regeneration projects.

It will be held at Bells Gardens Community Centre, 19 Buller Close, in Peckham, with Lib Dem, Conservative, Green and Brexit Party candidates for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and Camberwell and Peckham confirmed – from 7pm.

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