Leeds Taking Soundings
Monday, May 11th, 6PM Broadcasting Place BPAG02 (opposite The Fenton on Woodhouse Lane)
After the Elections 2015
The results are in, the post-election political shenanigans have started. Who knows what will happen!
But we think it worthwhile to make an early stock-take of how these elections have affected the broad left. We have speakers who are in the Labour Party, the Greens and Yorkshire First to discuss how the political world looks to them immediately after these elections. Hopefully, with the battle for votes over and hangovers quelled, there’s time for a deep breath and some reflexive analysis.
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Carter (Leader, Yorkshire First). Actually we don’t know that much about Yorkshire First, but are interested in a local version of a progressive regionalism after the showing of the SNP and Plaid Cymru.
Tim Goodall (Green candidate Leeds North West). We’ve had Natalie Bennett speak to us in the past – the Green Party is a lot bigger now than it was then. We’re hoping for an analysis of where Green politics goes next.
Sarah Perrigo (Labour Party). Sarah is a long-term critical and reflexive member of the Labour Party, so we are hoping for a reflexive account of Ed Miliband’s Labour Party performance and prospects.
All welcome. Contact Matthew Caygill (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
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