Trade Union Council calls election candidates to Hustings

CANDIDATES CONTESTING THE Moray seat in the general election have been invited to a Hustings just days from the June 8 polling day.

Moray Trade Union Council is behind the move to provide union members with an opportunity to quiz the candidates – upholding a tradition for the local branch at all general elections, although the short notice on this one did present its own problems.

Confirming the Hustings will take place at the Seaforth Club in Elgin on June 4, chairman Barry Jarvis said: “As an active campaigning Trade Union Council we value the opportunities to speak face to face with local representatives and where necessary grill them on issues that are of importance to our members.

“I am delighted that once again we will be able to bring our members and the General Election candidates together for an evening of debate.

“Given the issues at stake this will be an extremely important election and I am hopeful that we can get a good turnout on the night to hear first-hand the views of the candidates. We would encourage all those who are interested in hearing the views of candidates to come along and take part.”

The format for the meeting, which will begin at 7.30pm, will see each candidate have five-minutes to provide opening remarks, followed by open questions from the floor – with 3 minutes allocated to each to summarise their views at the end.

All trade union members, supporters and family are invited to attend with entry is free. The Moray Trade Union Council is the forum for delegates from affiliated trade unions to come together to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Their regular meeting is the 3rd Monday of the Month at the Seaforth Club in Elgin.