Our membership surge in Gateshead prompted us to hold a meeting for all members last night to discuss the EU, Brexit and where we go from here. There was a good turnout and it was great to see lots of new members attending. We had a panel of speakers (one of them was me!) There was a good debate with many new members contributing. The aim now is to turn them into activists.
In addition, I gave a report from the council. It included the impact of the change of Council Leader from Mick Henry to Martin Gannon; the looming cash crisis for Gateshead which under current trends could see the cost of social care outstripping the income of the Council; the libraries review which could see more branches close and the latest saga in the proposals for devolution to the region.
Members will get a fuller report in their next newsletter.