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Valentine-themed speed dating event with a difference will see politicians try to win over potential voters (Telegraph & Argus)
A SPEED-DATING event with a difference will see senior politicians trying to win the hearts and minds of members of the public.
Bradford’s Politics in the Pub group has decided to try something a little different for its Valentine’s Special.
The political speed dating event will see Labour MP for Bradford West, Naz Shah (pictured), Bradford Council’s Labour leader Councillor David Green, Conservative group leader Councillor Simon Cooke, UKIP Bradford chairman Jason Smith, Green party councillor Hawarun Hussain and a host of others try to persuade people that their party has the right approach on the issues that matter.
BRADFORD West MP Naz Shah will be the special guest at the first-ever ‘on the road’ event held by Politics In The Pub.
The event is at the University of Bradford on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.
She will be interviewed by university sociology lecturer Dr Parveen Akhtar.
Here’s a great initiative from the local independent Bradford business that gave the world the classic twitter hashtag #isgeorgegallowaystillathing
What’s the Point in Voting?
Politics in the Pub’s inaugural event at Bradford Brewery in the heart of Bradford’s burgeoning Independent Quarter.
Thursday, 25 June 2015 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)
Bradford Brewery, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford, BD1 3SH
David Ward (LibDem) – former MP for Bradford East.
Baroness Glenys Thornton of Manningham (Labour) – Shadow Spokesperson for Equalities and Women’s Issues in the House of Lords.
Debbie Davies (Conservative) – Bradford MDC Councillor for Baildon.
Will Robinson (no party) – co-founder of Politics in the Pub and will argue that voting is pointless.
John Atkinson – Why are London’s kids worth more than ours?
Politics and Pints set to produce a Heady Brew (Telegraph & Argus 14 June 2015)
PUBS have often played host to heated debates between friends, but now the link between beer and politics is moving up a gear.
Politics in the Pub will see members of the public invited to question high-profile political figures about topical issues, while enjoying a pint or two at the Bradford Brewery.
The group was formed by Twitter users who had been debating local politics on the social networking site and had wanted to meet up in person.