David-Simister-election-2015David would like to thank everyone who attended the recent hustings.



2nd April 2015

Federation of Small Business. Crown Hotel, 7.30am

What should the next Government do to support your business?

Your chance to put points and questions to leading decision makers and take part in the debate about key issues facing the constituency before the General Election in May.

Registration Required.

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Thursday 2nd April 7.30am – 9.30am

Harrogate and Knaresborough Constituency
The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

FSB members and non-members are invited to attend this Question Time General Election Husting. The 7 May 2015 General Election presents an opportunity for a new Government to set out its credentials to help start-ups and small firms realise their ambitions. The FSB wish to see political leadership and focus on the pressing issues that small businesses face right now, and which will only intensify through the next five-year Parliament. Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) have been invited to participate in a debate around small business priorities for the next Government. Please note that the FSB is non-party political and PPCs have been invited from the following parties; Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green Party and UKIP. Breakfast will be provided. Please note that discussions will focus on the small business agenda.

Candidates confirmed to attend (as of 12 February):

David Simister – UKIP
Helen Flynn – Liberal Democrat
Jan Williams – Labour
Shan Oakes- Green
Andrew Jones – Conservative

This is an opportunity not to be missed
By attending an FSB husting you will have the opportunity to find out more about candidates and their priorities, share your thoughts on what small businesses need and take away information on the FSB’s Business Manifesto.

Register today
Hustings are open to FSB members and non-members and are free to attend.
Book tickets for the Harrogate and Knaresborough Husting.

For more information please contact:

Emma Smailes – Senior Development Manager (North)

Tel: 01751 467 165 Mobile: 07917 628 918


9th April 2015

Harrogate Advertiser. Cedar Court Hotel, 6pm

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13th April 2015

Chamber of Trade. Old Swan Hotel. 6.30pm

Registration Required


15th April 2015

Bilton Working Men’s Club. 7:00pm


20th April 2015

Knaresborough Churches Together. King James School, 7:00pm



24th April

The Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, Harrogate – 7:00pm

Churches Together in Harrogate

Parliamentary Election Hustings 2015

Lib Dem
Green Party

Friday 24th April – 7:00pm
The Wesley Centre, Oxford Street HG1 1PP

Come along and hear the candidates answer the questions put to them

For more details or to suggest questions then email –


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