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Scottish Hustings Live Broadcast

Mon, 19 April, 2021
6:00 pm
End Time:
7:00 pm
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Leading figures from the five main political parties in Scotland are taking part in the NFRN’s online election hustings @ 6pm on Monday April 19.
NFRN members are warmly invited to watch the event Live on our Facebook page and submit questions to candidates in advance or on the night.
Labour will be represented by Anas Sarwar, a former MP now MSP, who became Scottish Party Leader earlier this year.  Anas is no stranger to retail as the son of Mohammad Sarwar who ran a convenience store before branching into wholesale and politics.
Ash Denham, who grew up in the small town of Biggar, South Lanarkshire has for the last five years been SNP MSP for Edinburgh Eastern.  As the Scottish Government’s Minister for Community Safety since 2018, she is familiar with the concerns of NFRN members about abuse, assault and theft in shops.
Maurice Golden from Dundee, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Economy in the last parliament.  Maurice ran a convenience store as part of a family business and has also worked for the environmental organisation Zero Waste Scotland.
Christine Jardine is a former BBC and newspaper journalist who is now the MP for Edinburgh West.  Christine grew up in Clydebank and is the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson for the Treasury and Trade.

Anne Thomas is the Scottish Greens’ candidate in the Highlands & Islands region. Anne is a speech therapist working with children with additional support needs and a director of environmental charity Transition Black Isle.  Anne set up community markets, developed the ‘Our Local Larder’ website and ran ‘Keep the Heat in Campaign’  helping local businesses save energy and costs.


The hustings will be broadcast on our Facebook page at 6pm on 19th May.

Do you have a question for the candidates?

If you have an  concise question which you’d like us to ask the candidates during broadcast, please submit them in advanced of the broadcast using the form below. If any questions come to mind during the event, please post them in the Facebook Comment Section for the broadcast and we’ll try to put them to the candiates (time allowing).