It's tricky for people to get to hustings, or indeed any meetings. So i went along and got some video at the excellent election hustings last night for Islington South and Finsbury organised by St James, Clerkenwell. Antonia Cox (Con), James Humphreys (Green) Bridget Fox (LibDem) and Emily Thornberry (Lab) spoke fluently and frankly.
I managed to ask a question about the tragic murders in Kings Cross recently. I agree with Cllr Convery that we need a big intervention in the area and felt that it was right to raise the issue with the would-be Westminster politicians. The footage stretches over several clips – the candidates gave thoughtful answers, but were gracious enough to admit that they didn't have all the answers to a grim set of problems.
The first part is below, the second and third behind the links. The answers get better as they goes on. Hope the video is useful – will post more from the hustings as I process it and get it into youtube (note the deliberate error on the title screen of the first one, late night editing).