It’s Hustings – 2022

It’s Hustings – 2022

It’s Hustings – 2022 Have you missed the white-hot energy of local government elections? I have. It’s been four years since people stood before us and made passionate cases for why they should be the people I complain to when the bins don’t get...
West Midlands Mayoral Hustings – 2021

West Midlands Mayoral Hustings – 2021

West Midlands Mayoral Hustings – 2021 After a year off from any sort of democratic activity we’re easing back into things with the West Midlands Metro Mayor election. The Mayoral election is an odd one. Nobody really understands what the Mayor does, not many...
General Election Hustings – 2019

General Election Hustings – 2019

admin For an election that nobody wants these hustings turned out to be strangely popular. The Labour Party, dumping Roger as our MP, and his decision to run as an independent candidate, had obviously got a lot of people convinced that this was going to be a lot more...
West Midlands EU Hustings – 2019

West Midlands EU Hustings – 2019

Considering this is an election that nobody wanted a lot of people turned up on a Tuesday night to find out what candidates were offering. An audience of ninety people is a good turnout for an election that could be either entirely pointless or quite important...
Hustings – 2018

Hustings – 2018

Hustings, like Christmas for people with no souls. This is a bit of a landmark hustings, a new ward and the last Council hustings for a few years as we move to a four-yearly cycle. Which means that for people like us this is the last Christmas in years. Unless Theresa...
Your Local Lounge

Your Local Lounge

We all hate chains. We hate the way they use economies of scale to reduce costs, we hate their systematised approach to health and hygiene. We hate how we can make passive aggressive comments on Twitter just to ruin the day of an 18 year old intern in a social media...