An Evening with Ian Lavery MP
June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm£8
Friday 21st June 2019, 7.00pm, Golden Lion, Dunstan Road, Hartlepool, TS26 0EN
A Labour Party MP and once president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Ian has been the Member of Parliament for Wansbeck since the general election of 2010. Born and raised in Ashington, Lavery began work in the construction industry after leaving school before becoming a mining apprentice in 1980. Noted for being the sole apprentice to refuse to work during the UK miners' strike of 1984-1985, Lavery gradually rose up the ranks of the NUM and was eventually chosen to succeed Arthur Scargill as President in 2002.
Attacked for his accent and working-class roots Ian famously responded, 'I'd rather die in the gutter than change my pitmatic accent to suit the Bullingdon boys! Don't ever forget your class & don't ever forget your friends'.
A strong supporter of the Labour movement, of Jennie Formby and of Jeremy Corbyn Ian plays a pivotal in today's Labour Party and we're honoured to have him coming to speak to members, friends comrades and supporters here in Hartlepool.
The evening will begin with a talk from Ian followed by an open floor Q&A on the man himself, the Labour Movement, and the wider issues facing our region and country.
Following the talk, a pie and pea supper will be served and attendees are invited to take part in a raffle and quiz for a range of quality prizes.
£8.00 per ticket (£10 on the door)
For tickets contact:
Aileen Kendon – 07919366325 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Frain - 07507438604 / email@example.com
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- June 21
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Political Education, Socials