Top of the Policies Newham – Thurs 19 September

Top of the Policies
Have you got a policy idea that you think Labour should adopt? If so come and pitch it, in just 90 seconds, at the Newham Top of the Policies event.

When: 7pm for 7:30pm start, Thursday 19 September 2013

Where: Upstairs bar/cafe, Stratford Picture House, E15 1BX

What: Pitch your policy idea in 90 seconds, followed by 90 seconds of fast paced question from the audience. A vote at the end of the night will decide which is the Top Policy with a reward of much kudos, possibly a prize andthe opportunity to write and article on your policy for Labour Uncut. We’ve already had submissions to pitch a policy about housing, domestic violence,  the green economy, academies and reducing traffic jams (but we can have more than one policy on a topic).

Who: All Labour Party members and supporters are welcome whether they want to pitch, ask questions or just come along. Our MP Lyn Brown and Shadow Minister Stephen Timms MP will be chairing and time keeping.Pragmatic Radicalism has held lively Top of the Policy events across the country where Parliamentarians listen to policies and ideas from members and activists. Some of the previous winning ideas include: supporting businesses that provide jobs for ex-offenders, valuations for private lettings, including enterprise in the curriculum and opening up government data to entrepreneurs.We look forward to seeing you there. But please let us know if you want to pitch and idea (we need to do a ballot paper) or want to know more by emailing both Julianne on juliannemarriott@me.com and Farah on farah_nfwi@yahoo.com.

John Slinger

About John Slinger

Chair and co-founder of Pragmatic Radicalism. Consultant at strategic communications consultancy Quiller Consultants (Westminster). Vice-Chair of Rugby Constituency Labour Party (http://www.rugbylabour.org/). ‘Pop-up’ writer (see http://slingerblog.blogspot.com). Member of Progress and Unite. Trustee Director of Carers Support Service (Warwickshire charity running young carers projects). Fellow of Humanitarian Intervention Centre (http://hicentre.org/). Executive Committee member of Labour Friends of Iraq (http://www.labourfriendsofiraq.org.uk/). Formerly worked for Ann Clwyd MP in the House of Commons. Twitter @JohnSlinger