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Local Listening - What next for Barking? with Caroline Lucas MP, Cllr Sam T...
Thu 20 October 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
**OPEN DISCUSSION WITH CAROLINE LUCAS MP, JOURNALIST JOHN HARRIS - THE GUARDIAN, SAM TARRY - LOCAL COUNCILLOR & CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR JEREMY CORBYN AND OTHERS. OH, AND PIZZA**
How can we elect a government that truly represents the people of Barking?
Is it fair that three-quarters of eligible voters didn't vote for the government, and none voted for Theresa May?
What kind of Brexit will there be, and what will it mean for Barking?
Our political system is broken. The economic, social and environmental crises are really a crisis of democracy and to change society we have to change the system. To transform our society - to make it ‘good’ - we have to create a democracy so that ALL voices are involved so that we can negotiate a future together. More and more people within and outside of the party political system want to see a new type of politics.
Compass believes that every village, town and city in the UK is different and faces different challenges. We think it’s only by listening to real people in real communities that we can work towards social change that is truly equal, democratic and sustainable.
Compass sees the opportunity in the multiple crises we currently face to start building bridges from a place of shared values and shared vision.
With this in mind, we invite you to an evening of open discussion on the current issues that Barking is facing as a community, what are the root causes and how we can begin to imagine political solutions. The event is not about telling you what to think or who to vote for, but building an honest and compassionate dialogue that will create the basis for our Progressive Alliance strategy and manifesto.
There will be pizza(!) and other refreshments, so please register for a free ticket here so we know how much to order! If you have any questions about the event, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 02031370809. The venue is fully accessible - if you have any further special assistance requirements please let us know.
Please join us on Thursday 20th October and make your voice heard.