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Tony Benn House

Victoria Street

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BS1 6AY

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The Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform is delighted to announce our South-West event will be taking place in Bristol. The venue has the capacity for 120, so we recommend you reserve your free ticket via this Eventbrite page.

Your local point of contact for this event is John Hirst who can be contacted on lcdpr.southwest@gmail.com.


Emily Crick & Alex Wolfe-Warman are also Ambassadors for the surrounding area, feel free to get in touch!


** Chair ** - Labour MP for Bristol West - Thangam Debbonaire


**First speaker announcement ** - Neil Woods (LEAP)

The Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform is delighted to announce that Neil Woods will be part of our panel for the evening. Neil is a former undercover police officer who often spent his days posing as a drug user in order to infiltrate gangs. He is also the author of the captivating books 'Good Cop, Bad War' & 'Drug Wars', which document his insight into the drug underworld.


** Second speaker announcement ** - Jody Clark (DHI, Associate Director)

Jody's been working with people who use drugs for 16 years in a variety of roles inlcuding as an: Outreach Worker, Service Manager, & Commisioner. Jody is currentlly DHI's Associate Director (Clinical Lead). He has a strong interest in harm reduction policy and service provision, with particular focus on needle exchange and OST. Recently he was involed in Bristol becoming the first city to offer drug safety testing, led a study into feasiblility of drug consumption rooms and remains involved in discussions to make heroin assisted treament a reality in the UK.


** Third speaker announcement ** - Cara, Anyone's Child.

Cara will open proceedings with video in which she explains her belief that our current approach to drugs led to the death of her partner, Jake.

She says:

“I believe that if Jake’s drug use could’ve been treated as the medical use that it was, rather than the criminal issue that it wasn’t, he would still be alive today. Father, partner, brother, uncle, son, grandson, friend and colleague. The world is not a better place for the loss of Jake Coe.”


Details of other speakers will be confirmed in due course. Keep your eyes peeled!

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