San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A discussion about the impact, importance, patterns and relevance of votes cast by Hackney people of African/African-Caribbean heritage over the last 40 years
A consequence of the Government’s current austerity measures is the increasingly scarce resources available to boroughs such as Hackney; it seems though that some communities continue to lose out more than others. At the same time all the major parties are developing strategies on how to attract members and votes from perhaps the most diverse electorate ever. With the younger generations in particular ever more reluctant to exercise their democratic options, the question being posed more and more often by black people is:
The degree to which this community has achieved proportionate representation in terms of elected Councillors and the extent to which the borough’s cultural diversity has been reflected in the formulation and implementation of its policies will be examined.
Please join Diane Abbott (the Member of Parliament for Stoke Newington & Hackney North), Jules Pipe (Mayor of Hackney), Ngoma Bishop (BEMA), local councillors and others who will try and address that question.
Keynote speech by Simon Woolley from Operation Black Vote
The event will be chaired by Andrea Enisuoh of BEMA & Hackney Unites