North Camp Support Group have organised and hosted hustings for the last 4 years in Rushmoor and for the General Election in 2019. During Covid we ran a Webinar Hustings for the local County and District Elections and sought the help on Friends of the Earth to do this. We are very proud to have received this Award and believe that a hustings is part of the democratic process in selecting the best candidate for the job and getting people to vote.
On Wednesday 6th April NCSG hosted a Hustings at The Methodist Church Hall for all the election candidates. It was terribly wet evening and people were very aware of COVID. 20 residents turned up and engaged with the democratic process.
The candidates Craig Card, Lib Dem and Barry Jones, Labour attended. They responded to genuine questions asked by the audience. A big thank you to both candidates for coming along and representing yourselves and your party so well. Also a big thank you to everyone who turned up and supported our event.
A final congratulations to Craig Card who was the elected candidate.
The North Camp Support Group was formed to protect North Camp village from damage to the community from the Lynchford Road scheme in the Farnborough Growth Package proposed in 2018.
You can find a timeline of the scheme and our responses in this blog and together with links to relevant documents.