Electoral Reform Society and Open Labour to host leadership hustings this Sunday

Posted on the 20th January 2020

  • Operations note from the Electoral Reform Society for immediate release, 21st January 2020.

Open Labour and the Electoral Reform Society will host Labour leadership and deputy leadership hustings in Nottingham this Sunday (26th January).

The hustings will be hosted by New Statesman’s Stephen Bush and Guardian’s Rachel Shabi.

Labour leadership hopefuls will descend on Nottingham Trent University on January 26th to make their case to party members and democracy campaigners.

Grassroots members will have the opportunity to put their own questions to national figures at the event, which takes place during Open Labour’s winter conference.

Tickets for the event are available via Open Labour‘s website (openlabour.org) and on Eventbrite here. Press accreditation is available (details above).

Open Labour are partnering with Electoral Reform Society and the Social Review to deliver the event.

Pressure is growing on Labour leadership candidates to back ‘real democracy’ – including proportional representation for the Commons.

There are few non-party run hustings during this election, and this will be among the first to see journalists and civil society question the candidates together.

The event will also be live-streamed online – link TBC.


Notes to Editors

The Electoral Reform Society are the UK’s leading democracy group, campaigning for proportional representation and reform to Britain’s political system. The ERS is a pressure group and think tank, working with all parties and none to stand up for voters and positive political reform.

Open Labour represents Labour’s open Left: a practical, open-minded and pragmatic form of democratic socialism.”

Programme Open Labour Winter Conference and Hustings. Sunday 26th – Nottingham Trent University.

  • 12:00 Registration
  • 12:20 Welcome – Nadia Whittome MP and Alex Sobel MP, Open Labour Parliamentary Group
  • 12:30 Discussion – Priorities for Open Labour after the 2019 General Election led by Rachael Ward and Tom Miller, Co-Chairs Open Labour
  • 1:30 Break
  • 1:40 Deputy Leadership Hustings
  • 3:00 Break
  • 3:15-4:45 Leadership Hustings

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