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the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)

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The hustings came after three unions declared support for Leonard.
It is not easy to run a hustings with five candidates for the simple reason that with five answering, it doesn't leave much time to get in a lot of questions.
The pair will next meet at a hustings event in Nottinghamshire on August 17.
In an email to members, party general secretary Iain McNichol Mr McNichol stressed that members would be choosing the party's "candidate for prime minister" and that the hustings would help them decide.
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.
From left, Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn make their points in yesterday's hustings at the Great North Museum in Newcastle From left, Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn make their points in yesterday's hustings at the Great North Museum in Newcastle DAVE CHARLTON
Newsnight editor Ian Katz said: "Five years ago, Newsnight staged the first televised hustings in the race to succeed Gordon Brown as Labour leader and we're delighted to be giving viewers a ringside seat for the fascinating argument over the future of the party at this pivotal moment.
MungoEe's Broadway, have organised a series of mental health election hustings events prior to this yearEe's general election.
Since engaging with party members and several informal hustings meetings, I have been convinced that the majority of the party agrees with me on the first two aims; achieving the third in a crowded field has been more difficult.
Summary: Labour's leadership contenders have all described themselves as socialists as they took part in a live televised hustings in Norwich.
Summary: Protagonist of the Oscar winning documentary 'Smile Pinky', Pinki Sonkar is all set to campaign for Indian Justice Party during the impending poll hustings.
The account came as he addressed a Labour leadership hustings in Glasgow.
Meanwhile, Nunez, nominally a co-chairman of the Angelides campaign, spent far more time on the hustings during the past year with Schwarzenegger than with his supposed candidate.
Their chances of winning may be slim but they have organised the best attended hustings meeting yet - a comedy night in the pub
In the clash after a hustings meeting at East Kilbride, Mr Salmond, who is MP for Banff and Buchan, suggested he planned to stick with that constituency as an MSP.