General Election Guidance
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Posted on: 11th June 2024

"Hustings can be a valuable way to take democracy seriously, ask serious questions of those who wish to be our elected representatives in Parliament, and bring local/regional/national concerns to their attention." Bishop Nick Baines

During the period before a General Election, churches and community organisations often organise election meetings (sometimes known as hustings) where members of the public can listen to and ask questions of the candidates who are standing for election. They do this as a public service, to support the democratic process, to facilitate public debate and as a contribution to the common good. This opportunity for respectful discussion in a neutral space is often appreciated by candidates as well as voters.

To help churches organise safe and successful events which comply with the law, existing guidance can be found here.

Pray Your Part

Pray Your Part is an invitation from the bishops of the Church of England to encourage prayer and participation in the life of our nation and communities, both as voters and as citizens, in the run-up to the General Election.

This 21-day journey of prayer and reflection (from Friday, June 14 until Election Day on Thursday, July 4) is designed for use in the run-up to the UK General Election. Each day explores a different theme, with a short Bible reading, reflection and prayer for a different aspect of our common life. More on this can be found here.

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