Women, politics and voice in Newcastle: cafe encounter, all welcome

Date and time: 

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00


Tivoli Restaurant Fenwick Newcastle

2018 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act which started the process of women's suffrage and we are celebrating the centenary with a range of activities including this cafe encounter with women in Newcastle who are working to support the local community. Come along and hear from an inspirational group of women and talk to them about the work they are doing, the importance of women's voices and actions and enjoy tea and scones provided by our brilliant hosts, Fenwick's. Our speakers are:

Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police

Cllr Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader, Newcastle City Council

Catherine McKinnell MP

Michelle Percy, Assistant Director, Commercial Development, Newcastle City Council

Christine Smith, Newcastle, Wear and Tees WASPI Group Campaigner

Lui Asquith, Policy and Engagement Officer, Office of Jude Kirton-Darling MEP and Paul Brannen MEP, will also be attending.