Advocacy & Voice

It is important that the issues facing our communities and society as a whole are heard and seen.  Our current system and ways of doing things are only working for a decreasing few and things need to change.  I believe in people using their voices to bring about change. It is important that grassroots voices and alternatives are heard and discussed.

Here are some of the ways I have been using my voice and speaking up about some of the issues I see facing society.

Speeches & Talks

  • Labour Party Conference 2018 Speaking about local government cuts Watch here
  • May Day Rally – Durham Labour Party speaking about trade unions.
  • Labour Party Conference 2017 – Speaking about homelessness – Watch here
  • NHS Rally – speaking about NHS cuts – Watch here
  • Benefit Sanctions Protest – With Unite Community and Peoples Assembly here 

I have also been able to speak at Anti-racism rallies, trade union meetings and conferences, Labour Party meetings and People’s Assembly events.

Panel Debates & Discussions 

  • May Day & Trade Union Event’s – Spoken at various events and ralies speaking about trade unions.
  • EU and Women – Speaking on panel with Yvette Cooper & North East MP’s
  • Fabians EU Conference –  Public Attitudes to EU with Yasmine Quereshi MP listen here
  • SSI Debate – Republic event which heard testimonies from those involved in the right to keep our steelworks open.
  • Exchange Summer School – Politics, civic society & communities in Northern Ireland here