Nov 14th, 2013
GAGGING LAW: Come to a meeting with Mike Thornton
By Megan Bentall
Want to help stop the gagging law? There’s a public meeting happening in Eastleigh on Friday 29th November. Your MP, Mike Thornton, has already confirmed that he’s attending. Now lets make sure it’s a successful public debate. Can you come?
Here are the details:
Where: Pavilion on the Park, 1 Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9LH
When: Friday 29th November
What time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Mike Thornton has the power to put pressure on the government to make big changes to the gagging law. He’s failed to vote against it so far, but the gagging law just keeps coming under criticism. Last week the government actually conceded a 6 week pause to the law, so now is the perfect time to ramp up the campaign on our MPs. 
38 Degrees members voted to focus on public meetings as a way of persuading MPs to make a stand against the gagging law. We know it’s a very effective tactic – last month 38 Degrees members held massive meetings in lots of key constituencies. But if we want Mike Thornton to know his voters are against this law, lots of his constituents have to show up!
The law is already being heavily criticised by the Lords who could fix it, or even scrap it completely. Mike Thornton could play a crucial role in pressuring the government to make changes to the law in the Lords.
Everyone is welcome to come along, so please bring your friends and family. Even if you don’t want to ask a question, it will be interesting to hear what Mike Thornton, the speakers and the rest of your community have to say on the gagging law.
Please RSVP in the comments section below.
Hope to see you there!