A GENERAL Election public hustings is being held in North Berwick’s St Andrew Blackadder Church this evening (Thursday).

The event, hosted by North Berwick and District Association of Churches, starts at 7.30pm and is chaired by Keith Stewart QC.

All five East Lothian Parliamentary candidates have been invited.

Another hustings is being held in Tranent’s The Fraser Centre on Sunday, 6-8pm.

It has been organised by Scottish Youth Climate Strike, which is encouraging young people to go along, meet their parliamentary candidates and ask the questions that matter to them.

All of the candidates for East Lothian have been invited to go along, with four out of the five confirming their attendance so far.

Meanwhile, candidates will also come under scrutiny at a hustings in East Saltoun on Monday.

The hustings, at 7.30pm, has been organised by Humbie, East and West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council.

An independent chair will invite each candidate to make a three-minute presentation before candidates take questions from the audience.

For more information and to register to attend the hustings, full details are available by emailing humbiecomcouncil@gmail.com

And another General Election hustings is being held in Dunbar two days before polling day.

The event, organised by Dunbar Churches Together and Sustaining Dunbar, takes place on Tuesday December 10 at 7.30pm in Belhaven Parish Church hall.

The free event will be attended by at least four of the five East Lothian candidates and chaired by Tim Greene, a trustee of Sustaining Dunbar.

Anyone who wishes to submit questions is asked to do so up to 7.30pm on the night by emailing info@sustainingdunbar.org

The General Election takes place on Thursday, December 12, with polls open across East Lothian from 7am to 10pm.

Labour’s Martin Whitfield is defending a majority of just over 3,000 votes.

Voters should attend at the polling place listed on their polling card to vote – if they are unsure where their nearest polling place is then they should contact East Lothian Council.