The first hustings in this General Election kicked off in Bushey Heath to an invited audience of Hartsbourne Country Club.
Hosted by local radio personality, Lee Partridge, our candidate, Holly Kal-Weiss was joined by Conservative, Oliver Dowden, Liberal Democrat, Stephen Barrett and Green, John Humphries.
Most of the audience admitted to having already made their mind up about how they were voting, although several said they had yet to be persuaded. Each candidate set out their party’s agenda before turning the meeting over to the floor.
Most questions were on funding plans and public services, although taxation and the environment was raised as well.
Said Holly Kal-Weiss: “It was fantastic to have had the opportunity to meet Bushey Heath residents and talk politics. It was interesting that my colleague, Oliver Dowden blatently rehashed the same mantra about 50,000 ‘more’ nurses when we know that is just spin.”
“His idea of hard work.” continued Holly “is holding down several jobs instead of completely focusing on his constituents. I’ll be a full time MP for Hertsmere and pledge not to accept any other paid role. Hertsmere residents deserve 100%.”
Other hustings have been arranged at Radlett and Borehamwood, and schools such as Hertswood, Aldenham and Queens have election events.