Centre for Welsh Politics and Society to host General Election hustings
30 May 2017
Aberystwyth University’s Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will host election hustings on Monday 5 June 2017, ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June.
Chaired by BBC journalist Sara Gibson, the hustings will take place at the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth and start at 7.30pm.
Candidates from the main political parties standing in Ceredigion have been invited to attend and put their case to the electorate in what is likely will be one of the last opportunities for members of the public to question them in a public forum before polling day.
Dr Elin Royles from the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society said: “The hustings hosted by the Institute of Welsh Politics at Aberystwyth University were well established and provided an important platform here in Ceredigion for political debate in Cardiff and Westminster elections.
“We are delighted that the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society is continuing with this tradition. We have opted for the central location of the Morlan Centre and look forward to the same high level of interest and poilitical debate that have characterised previous hustings hosted by the University.”
The candidates standing in Ceredigion are: Ruth Rosamond Davis, Welsh Conservative Party; Grenville Morgan Ham, Wales Green Party; Tom Harrison, UKIP Wales; Ben Morgan Lake, Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales; Dinah Mulholland, Welsh Labour; The Crazed Sir Dudley, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party; and Mark Frazer Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats.
The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society was launched in January 2017.
Building on the influential and highly respected Institute of Welsh Politics, the Centre brings together geographers, political scientists, psychologists and historians from the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology as well as social scientists from related departments with an interest in Wales.
It also plays a key role as the Aberystwyth arm of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD).