Candidate Guidance

This guidance details the process of how we conduct the video hustings, and acts as an agreement between all parties.


  1. We will select 5 questions put forward by residents and publish them on this portal. In the absence of new questions, questions will be taken from the bank.
  2. We will reach out and invite every candidate to take part.
  3. Candidates will usually have a minimum of 7 days notice to provide a video answer at their leisure.
  4. We prefer candidates upload answers directly to this portal to provide a clear audit trail. Candidates will benefit from immediate video receipt & early validation.
  5. Candidate fast response time is important and priority placement will be given based on the candidates who respond fastest. By default, the fastest person will be first in the video, the second fastest will be displayed last with the remainder falling in natural response time order.
  6. Once all responses are in, or the closing date passes the responses will be compiled together and then published.

Video Rules

Video Guidance

To avoid reducing the quality of your presentation, we strongly recommend you:

Video Upload

The fastest and most efficient way to get your videos to us is by uploading via our portal. This will provide some extra free immediate sanity checking for you. We will accept alternative methods but these are usually cumbersome. To upload your videos:

  1. Sign up for an account with us and sign in.
  2. Claim your candidate profile by searching for your listed profile and then click "claim" next to it.
  3. Wait for a notification of approval from us, which should be within 24 hours.
  4. Visit our main home page and note there should be a splash screen indicating the profile you own, click on it.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload your profile photo and videos, and it will indicate what to do next.
  6. Continue until you see at least two green thumbs up .
  7. If you encounter any issues or need any support at all, contact

Follow Ups

Following publication of the final video each candidate will have the opportunity to post a single follow-up to clarify any points, or signpost appropriate material. This will be displayed by the video itself.

Suggestions for Improvement

We're always open to suggestions for improvement on this process - please contact If you have any suggestions.

Good luck, and thanks for taking part! :)