Class to host housing debate in Newcastle ahead of 2015 General election


The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) is holding a housing debate in Newcastle on February 19 ahead of this year’s general election.

The debate will look at how the housing crisis is affecting the people of Newcastle. The event will also debate solutions that will make sure housing is affordable and accessible for everyone.

Dulcie Fairhurst, Projects and Events Officer at Class, said: “Our event will discuss the housing crisis with some of the city’s most influential leaders and is free for all to attend.

“Housing is set to be a pivotal issue in the lead up to the election, and we encourage people in Newcastle to join us in what will be an important debate over the future of housing in the city and the country.”

Speakers will also be looking at wider issues around inequality, wealth and power, all of which are likely to be debated before the election.

Speakers include:

  • Alex Hilton, Director of GenerationRent
  • Dennis Doody, Regional Secretary of UCATT Northern Region
  • Councillor Laura Pidcock, Northumberland County Council
  • Councillor Marion Talbot, Housing Portfolio, Newcastle Council
  • Mark Ferguson, Editor of LabourList

The event will be held at The Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle on Thursday February 19. For more information on the event and to register visit their website here.#####

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