Lunch with Martin Bell and pre-election gathering for independents

On Thursday 7th April you are invited to join the Independent Network for lunch with Martin Bell OBE followed by a pre-election event for independent local election candidates and their supporters.  

The day will be held at the Pleasance Theatre, Carpenter's Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF.  A map to the venue can be seen here: http://bit.ly/hVCxmR.  The Woodstore Grill is the pub directly below the Pleasance Theatre.

The schedule of the day is below.  Spaces are limited so please be in touch soon to confirm your place at this event.  Participation in the day is subject to a £20 donation, lunch is not included. Donations will be accepted via PayPal: http://bit.ly/fghNOj

Martin Bell will be available for photos with independent candidates which could make an excellent local news story in the weeks directly preceding polling day.

12 noon – 12.45pm

Lunch in the Woodstore Grill with Martin Bell OBE

1pm – 1.30pm    

Mayor Tony Egginton

First Independently elected Mayor: How I became Mayor of Mansfield

1.35pm – 2.10pm

Councillor Catherine Lewis – online councillor of the year

Using the internet to consult and canvass

2.15pm – 2.45pm

Councillor Jonathan Salt

Using the Independent Network’s endorsement

2.50pm – 3.15pm

Ros Baston – Advice from the Electoral Commission

3.20pm – 3.50pm

Brian Ahearne and Rob Latham - Local media relations

4.00pm – 4.45pm

"Should independent candidates and their supporters support the yes campaign, the no campaign or abstain by spoiling their ballots, not voting or writing something else on their referendum paper?"

A debate with Dr Lee Rotherham (NO2AV), Deborah Grayson (Yes to Fairer Votes), chaired by Brian Ahearne (Director of the Independent Network).

4.45pm - 5pm

Closing comments

5pm onwards

Networking at the Woodstore Bar and Grill.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please pass on to all potential independent candidates

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