A cross/non Party group event for the majority of people who didn’t vote for the present Government will meet in Truro this Saturday 25th March under the banner “Progressive Alliance”.
At least 100 local people are expected to attend the Conference to hear from Neal Lawson – Chair of centre-left think-tank COMPASS – Cllr Amanda Pennington – Green Party – Owen Winter – Member of the Youth Parliament and representative of Make Votes Count – and Andrew George – Former Liberal Democrat MP and convenor of of the progressive ‘Twenty-Twenty Project’. It will be chaired by former Unison Regional Organiser, Labour’s Stuart Roden.
The majority of voters didn’t support the Tories but they hold all six Cornish Parliamentary seats. The majority of people feel frustrated and powerless to influence what’s happening; to the economy, our NHS, our schools and our society.
This Conference is intended to raise optimism and hope amongst the majority. It will promote a ‘Progressive Alliance’ – an effort to achieve common cause across the political divide. Not to amalgamate political parties but to encourage them to share platforms and to work together when they agree.
The Conference is organised by the “Progressive Alliance for Cornwall” and it’s co-ordinator, Gavin Barker (a Labour Party member). More can be found at: https://progressivealliancecornwall.com/programme-25-march-2017/