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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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The hustings came after three unions declared support for Leonard.
The hustings also saw Ms Leadsom say that she would not be releasing her tax returns, as other candidates have, unless she made the run-off.
Coun Holbrook (Stockland Green) said: "I'm really happy to take part in the hustings. It is a good opportunity to be transparent and share our ideas for the future of the council and the city."
At the end of the hustings, when candidates had two minutes to speak, Mr Burnham said he had torn up his speech and instead wanted to tell members he did not vote against the Welfare Bill earlier this week in order to avoid splitting the Labour party he hopes to lead.
The Shadow Home Secretary also appealed to those who say Labour Party needs a female leader, as she said: "We know David Cameron has a woman problem, why don't you give him an even bigger one?" North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling was one of the people to be won over by her performance and declared she would support her after the hustings.
Mr Robinson Young said during the hustings event ahead of the General Election that cases where refugees are escaping 'tyranny', including current African migration across the Mediterranean sea would be considered in a different light by UKIP if they were to get into power following the May 7 General Election.
The party spokespeople speaking and debating at the hustings in Colwyn Bay were Coun Aled Roberts, the Liberal Democrat Leader of Wrexham Council, Mark Isherwood AM representing the Conservative party, Ann Jones AM of the Labour Party and Llyr Huws Gruffydd for Plaid Cymru.
The hustings will feature current councillor Philip Townshend (Lab) and four hopefuls including Michael Hammon (Con), Richard Kay (Lib Dem), David Runnalls (Socialist) and Christine Oddy (Ind).
And deconstruction is a familiar option to this native Detroiter who is nowadays among the leading public intellectuals on the hustings.
Labour memberDavid Keeton, who was at the hustings, said: "My initial reaction was shock, then abhorrence.
I recorded the hustings I attended and will be putting it online - maybe Diane Abbott could learn from it.
Corbyn, who as leader is guaranteed a place in the summer ballot of party members and supporters, also appeared at the hustings but was met with stony silence from MPs.