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.