Gateshead Lib Dems held a pizza and politics evening at Marley Hill Community Centre last night. In between attending a council seminar and milking the goat in the afternoon, I had to make a rare visit to a supermarket to buy 15 pizzas. An internet search identified Asda as a possible source for cheap pizzas. I got them at £1 each!
John Shipley, former leader of Newcastle City Council and for the past 5 years a member of the House of Lords, was the guest speaker.
We had a good debate about a mayor for the North East, affordable housing and the House of Lords. Members were positive about the event and the general view is that we should hold pizza and politics evenings on a regular basis. Uncooked pizzas therefore went into the freezer for the next event, which I need to organise.