Saturday, 5 November 2011

Barry hosts Coffee Morning at Brent Town Hall

Today, Friday the 4th of November, Barry Gardiner MP hosted a coffee morning at Brent Town Hall. The event saw the participation of as many as 40 people despite the heavy rain and transport disruption.
This was the first of a new series of coffee mornings which Barry has organised.


Barry's coffee mornings are scheduled to complement the 5 regular advice surgeries he holds every month and his ongoing programme of visits.
Surgeries are excellent ways for Barry to pick up on local and individual issues but sometimes it is also important for Barry to meet with his constituents in a more social and less formal way.
Coffee mornings are relaxed affairs with no long speeches with a small party of constituents so that everybody has a chance to speak and there is plenty of time to chat and to enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit together.

Today's topics included the state of Britain's job market, the Government's immigration policy, the UK's membership of the European Union, the Coalition's fiscal policy and its effects on Brent Council, education and other local issues.
Barry is committed to organise another session soon. If you live in Brent North keep an eye on your letterbox, an invitation might be on its way!

I was there too but a short period of time.

courtesy of Barry Blog

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