Shadow chancellor to open Croydon Assembly 3

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the Croydon Assembly, which meets again on November 7, plays a part in “regenerating our democracy”.

The MP, who is said to be Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally, will open the Assembly.

Also speaking are Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers and Andrew Fisher, author of the “Failed Experiment” about the Tories’ austerity policies.

John McDonnell said: “The Croydon Assembly is part of a process of regenerating our democracy by bringing people together from across the community to discuss common issues and to put forward policies and proposals to create a fairer, more equal society. Assemblies and similar gatherings are springing up around the country and that shows that people will grab at an opportunity to be involved in shaping their future.”

The November 7 gathering will discuss a draft Manifesto which Croydon Assembly working groups have drawn up.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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