Where to see the leadership candidates this weekend

With Layla and Ed duly nominated, they now embark on an eye-watering series of hustings events across the country. There are 4 this weekend.

In just under an hour you can see them at the Social Liberal Forum q and a at 11 am.

At 3:25pm, both candidates will be put through a job interview style interview at the Scottish special conference by former candidate Katy Gordon, who’s a senior HR person and John Ferry, a journalist. I wonder if they’ve been modelling their interviewing style on Claude from The Apprentice.

Tonight at 6pm, it is the South Central hustings.

Tomorrow at 6pm, it’s the Yorkshire and the Humber’s turn to question the candidates.

The difference, of course, is that all these events take place on the internet, so there’s no endless and exhausting travelling to be done.

More details about how to register for these events are here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Adrian Collett 12th Jul '20 - 11:36am

    It is great that both candidates are making themselves so available, but yesterday was a bad start.

    We live in South Central Region and wanted to join last night’s hustings, but we had a long-standing personal commitment that prevented us. Then, yesterday afternoon, we managed to get it reorganised and I clicked the RSVP to say we would be there. It acknowledged my RSVP and thanked me, but no joining instructions ever arrived. I sent a message to “Support” and I replied to the original email, but nothing. Still, nearly 18 hours later, nothing.

    If we are going to rely on online hustings, which clearly we must, then we need to do better than this.

  • Apparently, the Yorkshire and Humber Hustings has had to be postponed until further notice “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 12th Jul '20 - 12:37pm

    Here’s a link to the SLF event.

    I’m going to compile these in a single post which we’ll put out weekly so people can watch them at their leisure.

  • Adrian Collett 12th Jul '20 - 12:53pm

    Thank you Caron. Will that mean we can watch them without joining instructions, which I presume would allow for the possibility of asking questions?

  • Julian Heather 12th Jul '20 - 1:33pm

    I just searched on Lib Dems leadership hustings and I was encouraged to find how easy it was to find a list of hustings on the party’s website:

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