This event will look the difficulties Labour faces in talking to voters about immigration in many areas, with a format designed primarily to address the issue of this communication challenge. Panellists will face three doorstep scenarios in which voters give different reasons for their opposition to immigration. Panellists will be asked how they would address these concerns, with the audience involved in assessing the success or effectiveness of each response. The scenarios will be drawn from the real experiences of opposition to immigration collected by Labour members on the doorstep over the summer.
Chris Bryant MP Shadow immigration minister
Peter Kellner President, YouGov
Sir Robin Wales Mayor, Newham
Polly Billington PPC for Thurrock
Jane Thomas Former PPC for Keighley
Andy Crane BBC Radio Manchester
Partnering with us are British Future, which is a new, independent, non-partisan thinktank seeking to involve people in an open conversation, which addresses people’s hopes and fears about identity and integration, migration and opportunity, so that we feel confident about Britain’s Future.
The event will take place at Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN on Monday 1 October, at 12.45pm. The venue is located just over the road from the secure zone, opposite the Midland Hotel.
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