Let’s turn out in force at this very first rally of its kind, celebrating our region’s shared European Parliament Constituency and the benefits we enjoy as part of the European Union. Our dear friends at Bristol for Europe are honoured to be hosting this joyful event which is just down the road for us Bath for Europe folk.
“The EU is hugely important for the South West. Exports to the EU from the South West are huge: Exeter 70%, Plymouth 68% and Bristol 66%. Our entire region benefits phenomenally from inward investment from the EU. Infrastructure grants are particularly apparent in areas of Cornwall; investment in science and research enables our universities to be among the best in the world. The EU citizens who live in our region contribute to our society in many ways, not least as staff in our beloved NHS,” says the rally’s organiser-in-chief, Becky Gilbert of Bristol for Europe.
This event will bring people from all over our European Constituency together for the first time: Bristol for Europe, Bath for Europe, Cornwall for Europe, Devon for Europe, Dorset for Europe, Bournemouth for Europe, Somerset LOVEs Europe, Glostays, Wiltshire For Europe, and of course GIBRALTAR FOR EUROPE.
This rally is one of 12 regional rallies taking place across the country as part of Autumn of Discontent’s National Day of Action.
There’s a very impressive array of outstanding speakers lined up:
Dr Mike Galsworthy, Scientists for EU
Dr Rob Davidson, Healthier in the EU
Dr Helena Wray, Exeter University & Immigration Lawyer
Molly Scott Cato, MEP for South West England & Gibraltar
Claire Moody, MEP for South West England & Gibraltar
Dr Lauren Gavaghan, Bristol NHS
Wera Hobhouse, MP, Bath
Thangam Debbonaire, MP, Bristol West
Kerry McCarthy MP, Bristol East
Darren Jones MP, Bristol North West
Veronique & Miles Martin, InLimbo, the 3Million
Paul Cartwright, GIBRALTAR FOR EUROPE & Brex-in
Dave Evans, Young European Movement, Bristol
The Ambling Band will be providing music throughout with stalls, drinks, eats and naturally lots of great company from all over our region. And there will be a raffle to win signed copies of Ian Dunt’s and AC Grayling’s latest books.
MARCH TO THE RALLY
Many of us will be gathering at Queen Square, Bristol from 1:00 PM to begin the short march to College Green at 1:30 PM.
Please use the link below to donate as generously as you can to help support the costs of this rally. Small amounts build up quickly, so please don’t be shy!