Mayoral Hustings

With less than 100 days before Bristol votes for a mayor, Bristol24/7 is pleased to announce details of our hustings taking place at The Lantern at Colston Hall on 28 April.

This will be your chance to make up your mind which of the candidates vying for the city’s top job gets your vote.

All of the mayoral candidates have been invited to attend this hustings, which will be moderated by Bristol24/7 Editor Martin Booth. The 90-minute event will be streamed live on Bristol24/7’s website and broadcast live on Made In Bristol TV.

The hustings will have a general theme of the arts, but will also cover a wide variety of other topics – with many questions able to be submitted in advance and also on the night as the event unfolds.

As many questions as possible will be taken from the floor. If you want your question to be asked and you can’t make it in person, email with the subject line ‘Hustings’, your name and where you live. The best questions will be put directly to the candidates.

The event is free and un-ticketed – admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Queue opens: 6pm, doors open: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm

You will also be able to follow the hustings online using the hashtag #b247hustings

Louise Mitchell, chief executive of Bristol Music Trust, said:

We’re looking forward to welcoming the mayoral hustings to Colston Hall and playing host to lively debate about the future of arts and culture in the city.

Made in Bristol TV programme editor, Joe O’Brien, added:

Well, Bristol’s biggest election just got bigger. It’s very cool that we’ve got together with Bristol24/7 – two of Bristol’s newest media brands working together. If I were a candidate I’d be swatting up.

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