Eastleigh North Local Election Hustings

Following the format and success of Eastleigh Central Local Election Hustings 2022, we aim to run a similar one for Eastleigh North.

This will run with the same format, rules, guidance as Eastleigh Central. The questions will be based on the Eastleigh Central question canvass as the questions from residents are similar.

Candidates in Eastleigh North will have a slight advantage over Eastleigh Central as they will be able to see the video example already set by Eastleigh Central residents. This won’t cause bias in the election as they are standing in very different areas.

Eastleigh North Candidates

Proposed Timeline

  • Closure and finalising questions: 8pm Sunday 24th April
  • Final date for candidates to get videos sent in by: 12 noon Saturday 30th April
  • Target video release: 1st May.

Video may be released sooner if all candidates respond!

Proposed Questions

  1. Hello, Who are you?
  2. What’s your favourite place in the Borough?
  3. Why are you standing in this Election?
  4. How long have you lived in Eastleigh, and what is your view on local councillors not living in the town, or county, that they represent?
  5. If money, resources and planning were no object what one thing would you build or create for the people of Eastleigh?
  6. How do you think you could help the housing without building more? Is there anything the current council are missing as it seems we are building more and yet still not enough why is that?
  7. If your prospective constituents were overwhelmingly opposed to something the council or your party proposed, would you: A. Try to convince them it was a good idea. B. Support them. C. Something else, explain.
  8. My son has had 4 sets of antibiotics for a tooth that needs to be extracted but he can’t get an appointment in a local dentist until Feb 2023. How are you going to tackle the dentist crisis long waiting lists and lack of trained dentists?
  9. As there is a climate emergency, where should we build more houses? What mix of social/affordable/open market would you propose?
  10. If you don’t get elected, what’s the biggest thing residents will miss out on?
  11. One last call - anything you’d like to say?

Feedback and Suggestions

As always, I’m interested in any and all feedback so that we can improve and make this better. This really is a brilliant opportunity to help people choose the best person they feel represents their views.

Notifications have been sent today giving heads up (I gave early warning to ones I could reach a week ago):

  • Lisa Crosher @LisaCrosher has sent video responses to all questions already!
  • Kathy O’Neill @mummo has been notified by facebook message and this tag. (Also informed @Josh_Constable as he’s had involvement already and may be able to help).
  • Stephen Beer - I’ve sent two facebook messages, unsure if he’s seen them and have no other contact details.
  • Jason Reeves - I’ve contacted @Tracy_Weeks to let her know.

If anyone can help get in touch with other candidates to seek confirmation if they’d like to be involved, please do. I’ll also post in Eastleigh Borough Local Politics facebook group to try reach Stephen.

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Happy to be part of it, thanks for your hard work Adam.

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Sounds like Kathy got the message!

Two more to go🤞

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Yep, Kathy (Labour) has confirmed she’ll likely get the videos to me tomorrow, and Stephen Beer (Lib Dems) also confirmed he’d like to take part. That just leaves Jason Reeves (Green)'s outstanding on a response @Tracy_Weeks . :slight_smile:

Even if it’s a decline, a response would be good as it would allow us to move forward and get on and release the video earlier.

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Eastleigh North hustings video is ready. It’ll premier tonight at 6pm - do you know anyone in Eastleigh North that would like to see it? :slight_smile:

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