Sep 30th, 2013
Gagging law: Come to a meeting with Stephen Williams
By Megan Bentall
Want to help stop the gagging law? There’s a public meeting happening in Bristol West on 17th October. Unfortunately your MP, Stephen Williams, has cancelled, but he’ll definitely be interested to hear how the event goes. If he knows the hall was packed full it’ll prove just how unpopular the gagging law is with his constituents.
Can you come? Here are the details:
Thursday 17th October
Saint Stephen’s Church, 21 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ
7:30pm – 9:30pm
At the most recent vote on the gagging law Stephen Williams voted with the government. This meeting will be a really good chance for his constituents to get together to discuss his vote, and plan the next steps of the campaign. We can also talk through what the gagging law could mean for campaigning on the issues we all care about in Bristol.
The law is currently going through the House of Lords after a narrow vote last week. But if our campaign is successful the lords will amend the bill to fix the problems with the law. It could then go back to the commons for a final vote in a process known as “parliamentary ping pong”. If we can get lots of people to turn out, it’s bound to impact on what your MP does as the law continues its way through parliament.
Everyone is welcome to come along, so please bring all your friends and family. Even if you don’t want to ask a question, it will be interesting to hear the speakers have to say on the gagging law.
Please RVSP in the comments section below.
We hope to see you there!