Why Shadow Chancellor is coming to Croydon Assembly on Saturday

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell explains why he is coming to be the key speak at Saturday’s Croydon Assembly.
“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.”
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.
The main business of the Assembly is to discuss the draft Manifesto which working groups have put together. We’ll break out into smaller groups where you’ll have the chance to put forward ideas, amendments and proposals to improve the draft which will be available when you sign in.
Just to remind you of the venue: Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CRO 1BD.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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