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hustings

1. Brit (before 1872) the platform on which candidates were nominated for Parliament and from which they addressed the electors
2. the proceedings at a parliamentary election
3. political campaigning
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Speaking at the latest hustings in Carlisle, a Conservative member claimed the broadcaster is not independent on Brexit and asked what could be done about the licence fee as a result.
Boris Johnson poses ahead of his hustings appearance.
Both Mr Johnson and his opponent Jeremy Hunt will come under intense scrutiny in the coming weeks, with 15 more hustings events taking place across the country.
Avoiding further questions about the matter at the hustings, Johnson said party members would not be interested in hearing about it, to applause from the audience.
"I have to say, I do agree with you on your observation on the televised hustings. It made the candidates look like some kind of boy band, perched on their stools, I think, on that occasion."
Thus does Boris Johnson, slam-dunk winner of the Tory hustings, dispenser of hope and optimism, champion of our Hallowe'en Brexit exit, become one of the shortest premierships on record -- and the fifth Conservative leader to be brought down by 'Europe'.
Mr Hunt, who secured the backing of 43 MPs in the first round of voting, was criticised widely for endorsing Mr Trump's retweet of comments attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the hustings.
Chester Labour MP Chris Matheson, who supports a second referendum on EU membership, is also hoping to attend the hustings even A press release for the event states: "Have you ever wanted to know how the European Parliament works and what you are voting for in the EU elections?
The South Punjab should be made a separate province in line with the commitments of political parties made at the hustings, he added.
Tomorrow evening a series of hustings will take place at which Mr Price, current party leader Leanne Wood and Ynys Mon AM Rhun ap Iorwerth will set out their stalls.
SCOTTISH Labour's leadership contest "descended into farce" last night when questions about the candidates' finances were banned at the first hustings.