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Conference and Parliamentary Lobby
24 October, 2017 at 10:15am - 5:15pm
QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary
London SW1P 3EE
United Kingdom
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Jacqui Taylor

On Tuesday 24 October, European Movement UK, Britain for Europe, Scientists for Europe and Healthier IN Europe will join forces to lobby our MPs, show support for the EU, and participate in a conference discussing and challenging Brexit.

Tickets to the conference are free (normally £5) if you book through us, your local group.  We need to provide all attendees' details so please RSVP using this event, including your address and postcode.  

We will assume you're attending the conference and lobby unless you email us on stalbans4europe@europeanmovement.co.uk to let us know you only want to attend one or the other.  For example, if you can pop out from the office to join the lobby of your MP but aren't free for the whole day, that's fine. 

We will get in touch with Anne Main to arrange a time to meet her - it will be some time after 12.30 - time tba.  If you have a different MP, we will also try to arrange this, so long as you register by Friday 20th.  

Conference Outline (10.15 - 17.00)

The conference offers a full programme of debates from key speakers, advisory sessions from remain groups, and will address the following topics:

 

  • Current developments in Parliament;
  • How public opinion on Brexit is changing;
  • The impact on the UK of political changes in France and Germany;
  • How we can build our strength to have maximum impact, both locally and nationally.

 Speakers include:

  • Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC, Conservative MP for Beaconsfield, Attorney General 2010-2014
  • David Lammy MP - British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Tottenham since 2000
  • Polly Toynbee - journalist and writer. Guardian columnist since 1998
  • Ian Dunt – Editor of Politics.co.uk, author of Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?
  • Quentin Peel - Associate fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House
  • Susie Courtault - Chair of Brighton and Hove for Europe
  • Julia Cavalier – Chair Dorset for Europe
  • Mike Galsworthy – Programme Director at Scientists for EU, Researcher at LSHTM.

 

Lobby Outline

It’s time for us to take our message direct to our MPs as they go about their work in Parliament.

What is the effect of lobbying my MP?

A mass lobby of Parliament has a direct impact on the way MPs think and act. It shows that their constituents have been compelled to travel to Westminster on a weekday to address them directly, in order to raise their concerns. They will see throughout the day that this is happening not just to themselves, but also to other MPs.

We need show them that there is widespread and deeply rooted support for the UK remaining within the EU as a country that champions peace, prosperity, human rights and protection of the environment. And we need your help to achieve this!

Whilst lobbying your MP is not a requirement of attending the conference, it is highly recommended that you take this opportunity to do so as part of this day of united action; pro-remain groups will come from across the country, to show MPs the widespread and deeply rooted support for the UK remaining within the EU.

 

8 RSVPS
Alexander Wells David Horrocks Carol Hedges Jeff Seymour Liz Needham Helen Campbell

Will you come?