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Join the protests against the ‘Bedroom Tax’

This weekend, Saturday 16 March, over 50 protests are taking place (mostly at 1pm) throughout Britain against the Bedroom Tax, to send a clear and unequivocal message to  David Cameron that we’re united in opposition to this cruel, unworkable and counter-productive attack on poor and vulnerable people.

The majority of the protests have been organised by Labour Left with others involving the SNP, Greens and SWP together with various Trades Councils and Trade Unions. Labour Left acknowledges and thanks all parties for maintaining a broad united front on the Bedroom Tax issue. Details are given below, together with a small number of similar protests on other dates. Clink on links for more information, or email BedroomTax@Hotmail.com if you cannot find information.

The events are intended to be family friendly occasions and people of all political persuasions are welcome, but organisers ask that anyone with anything other than peaceful intentions stay away. The police are experiencing cuts too, and they want these events to run as smoothly as possible for them.

The lead organiser and founder of Labour Left Dr Éoin Clarke explained the decision to commence this wave of campaigning.

The bedroom tax affects nearly 700,000 people the majority of whom are disabled. One quarter of those affected are lone parents. Other people hit with this penalty include carers, terminally ill, foster children, families with children fighting in Afghanistan, and many more besides. The great majority of British people think this is unfair. Not even a majority of Tory voters support this cruel policy.”

Place (follow link for more info – if link doesn’t work, log into Facebook first) Contact Date (all 15 March unless stated)
London and South East
Brighton Caroline Penn
Cambridge Annie Galpin & Sara Clarke
Crawley Debbie Simmons
Croydon Bonnie Ash
Dover Chris Gare
Hastings Ann Carey
Ipswich David Hough
Kent Anne Carey
King’s Lynn Linda Cox
London Alan Wyllie 30/03/2013
Norwich Emma Corlett
Peterborough Lisa Forbes & Liz Moon
Southampton Melissa Collins
Midlands
Birmingham Rhiannon Lockley
Hanley Wendy Gates
Leicester: Finnian Clarke
Lincoln T.U.S.C. (at Speaker’s Corner) 30/03/2013
Milton Keynes: Hayley De Bruin
Nottingham Alice Grice
Oxford Beverley Clack & Michelle Paule
Sandwell Stephanie Peacock
Worksop Simon Greaves
North & North East
Carlisle Jaci Champney & Lisa Sherriff
Darlington James Doran
Durham Valerie Hudson & Ben Sellars
Hartlepool Angie Wilcox & Jo Walker
Newcastle Sarah Hay
Teesside Lawrie Coombs
Whitehaven Mark Ritson
Workington Barbara Cannon & Denise Coe
North West
Bolton Kate Challender
Chester Dr Neil Jones
Liverpool Debra Power & Claire Chapple
Manchester Karen Broady
Runcorn Michelle Bridge
Warrington Wayne Blackburn
Wigan Jo Platt
Scotland
Dundee STUC will be picketing the Lib Dem Conference
Edinburgh: Dianne Richardson
Glasgow 30/03/2013
South West
Bath Vicky Drew
Bristol: BaDaCA 12-2pm
Camborne: Cornwall Against Cuts
Exeter Rob Crew
Plymouth Suzy Franklin & Charlene Sibley
Somerset: Anne Carey
St Austell Paul Roberts
Weymouth Theresa Green
Wales
Cardiff Siobhan Corria
Wrexham Shelley Streeter
Yorkshire
Halifax Jonathon Maguire 22/03/2013
Halifax Adam Wilkinson
Hull Dermot Rathbone
Leeds Neil Walshaw & Alex Sobel
Sheffield Harry Barham
York Owain Gardner
Northern Ireland
Belfast Betty Culpeck & C Dunlop

One Comment

  1. t mac says:

    well done dianne richardson,scotland
    great work

    (please farward)

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