Local Election 2014 Hustings

Local Election 2014 Hustings
08May 201415:00


Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library
London Bridge SE1 9DA

The Battle for Tooley Street  

In preparation for the local elections on 22nd May, Community Southwark is hosting a local election hustings for the voluntary and community sector. The event will feature the leaders of all the main local political parties and will be held on 8th May in Southwark Cathedral (3-5pm).

Everyone knows that the next five years are going to be tough, with further big budget cuts impacting on local charities. We think this is a great opportunity to ask the politicians what their vision is for Southwark and the role they feel the voluntary sector plays in achieving it.

Register today

So come along, ask a question and hear the politicians vision for the local voluntary and community sector. When registering it would be great if you could pose a question that we can ask the politicians at the event. If you can't make it, you can follow all the action on Twitter at #VCShusting.

These are interesting times for the voluntary and community sector with both Labour  and the Liberal Democrats  manifestos promising a commission looking at the role of the voluntary sector.

Labour specifically pledges: "To work with the voluntary and community sector to establish a commission to enhance this vital work."

The Liberal Democrats pledge to: "Give the voluntary sector a commission with a real say in council decisions."

The All People's Party manifesto pledges to: "[hand over budgets to community councils] to fund voluntary groups in every area."

Confirmed attendees

The event will be independently chaired by Elizabeth Balgobin and adheres to good practice as prescribed by the Electoral CommissionThis event is funded by Community Southwark through unrestricted funds.