Election 2015: Birmingham - What’s at stake for the economy?
Class is holding a series of events across the country looking at what’s at stake at the 2015 General Election, with an event in Birmingham on Thursday 26 February and further events in Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol over the following 3 weeks.
With the General Election just weeks away, the debate about how we get fairness and greater equality in Britain - from protecting the NHS and public services to improving housing, pay and rights at work - is more urgent than ever. Our Birmingham event will see the publication of a new Class election guide looking at the economic priorities we need for a sustainable and fairer future and showing where the parties stand on the economy.
The event will highlight the untold harm and misery the Government’s austerity policies have caused drawing on both local and national expertise and will look at what’s at stake at the General Election. Economic policy needs to be about far more than just debt and deficit. This event will debate what policies are required to tackle the root causes of inequality and create a sustainable economy that works for everyone and not just a very few.
Joe Morgan, Regional Secretary of GMB West Midlands
Kate Godfrey, Labour PPC for Stafford
Salma Yaqoob, Political Activist
Michael Bates, Birmingham Community Law Centre
Stewart Lansley, Economist and author of Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty (with Joanna Mack)
To find out more about the other regional events in our series, click here.