Find out about the election candidates near you

Published: Tuesday June 11, 2024

A man stands at the front of the room, addressing people. There are two raised hands visible closely in front of the cameraIn the lead-up to the General election on 4 July, churches and communities around the diocese will be holding hustings, a chance for electors to ask questions of the candidates about their plans and policies.

If you need to apply for a postal vote for this election, the deadline is 5pm on 19 June to get a postal vote for the General Election on 4 July 2024. You must be registered to vote in the UK before you can apply.

Your church can encourage democratic participation in your area by giving reminders on registration, ID, and voting dates in your pew sheets or e-news, sharing in service notices, running a voter registration event after your Sunday service or at your community groups. Find out how to accredit as a Voter Registration Champion with Citizens UK.

The General Election will be a moment for the nation to ask important questions about the future. 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.

This 21-day journey of prayer and reflection (from Friday, 14 June until Election Day on 4 July) 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.

Details of local hustings events

The Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral

Monday 24 June, 7.30pm

The community is invited to come and share in this opportunity to help decide the future of the constituency of Gloucester. All parties and independent candidates standing in the Gloucester constituency have been invited to participate. The hustings will be co-chaired by the Very Reverend Andrew Zihni, Dean of Gloucester and Reverend Canon Nikki Arthy, the City Rector.

Those wishing to submit a question must gather at the Cathedral by 6.45pm. Questions will be read out by the Chairs during the debate. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. This event is open to all.

St Mary’s Church, Lydney

Wednesday 26 June, 6.30pm to 8pm

All the Forest of Dean constituency candidates have been invited. Attendees are invited to bring an open question or write a question on a slip of paper on arrival. Questions should relate to policies and plans. These will be sorted by a team of volunteers while candidates make opening statements, then the questions will be asked of all candidates.

Send in your local hustings information to ku.gr1718199405o.coi1718199405dsolg1718199405@pmal1718199405ck1718199405 and we will list them on our roundup page.



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