Meet your candidates at Thrive’s Hustings

The 2015 General Election is now less than three weeks away.  Local charity Thrive are giving the people of Stockton Borough an opportunity to meet and question their candidates in two Hustings events.  The Hustings will take place on different days, for people who live in the separate constituencies of Stockton South and Stockton North. 

Tracey Herrington, Thrive Project Manager, said: “Our Hustings events provide you with a unique opportunity, to not only further understand current electoral campaigns and their impact on yourself, but to address any issues you may have by directly questioning an electoral candidate.”

Thrive is one of the SWAN partners and are a local charity that prides itself on bringing together communities to address a range of personal and community based issues.  

If you wish to submit a question for any candidate, please contact Tracey Herrington on 01642 614126 or email


Monday 20th April 7.00pm

The Stockton South Hustings event will start at 7.00pm on Monday 20 April at Marlborough House, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3NG.  Electoral candidates include: 

Louise Baldock , Labour

James Wharton MP, Conservative

Ted Strike, UKIP

Jacqui Lovell, Green Party

Drew Durning, Liberal Democrat.


Thursday 23rd April 7.00pm

The Stockton North Hustings will start at 7.00pm on Thursday 23 April at Newtown Community Centre, Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 ODE.  Electoral candidates include:

Alex Cunningham, Labour

Chris Daniel, Conservative

John Tait, North East party

Mandy Boylett, UKIP

Cllr Maureen Rigg– Liberal Democrat representative.