AN election hustings with a difference is being held at Firstsite in Colchester.

African Families in the UK has joined up with other organisations to give members of the public the chance to give General Election candidates a pre-vote grilling.

The group is also giving visitors the chance to enjoy a traditional taste of Africa before the hustings takes place.

Between 11am and 12.30pm next Monday (Nov 25) there will be stalls and refreshments available at the Lewis Gardens gallery.

Then candidates from each of the parties set to contest Colchester at next month's election have been invited to answer questions from the public between 12.45pm and 3pm.