Clacton Together Campaign Report

Panel Discussion

During our recent Clacton Together campaign, the party held a panel event to discuss attitudes to race in the area. This was open to both members and non-members and it was great to see members of the public, as well as CLP members, engage with this topic. Topics were debated in a lively and respectful way and were informed of both positive and negative experiences of living in the area.

Our guest speakers were local residents Kellyanne and Victoria both of whom have had differing experiences in Clacton. A wide range of topics were discussed. Both panellists shared examples of when they faced discrimination. For example, Victoria told us about her difficulties in finding suitable work and being told when looking for work that only care work was suitable for her because she was black. The panelists also shared more positive experiences and both expressed the view that some improvements are slowly being made.

My thanks to both our panelists for taking part and to Martin Suker (our Comms Officer) for expertly chairing the discussion. We think it showed a much rounder picture of the area than the recent BBC Question Time programme from Clacton.

Leafletting / Survey

During the campaign, we delivered over 3000 leaflets. These were targeted in the Bluehouse, Coppins and Jaywick areas of Clacton. We also spent each Saturday in the town centre, talking to voters about the issues we raised.

Campaign Social

Our campaign culminated with a social event at the Robert Burre in Great Clacton. This was a fund-raising social event organised by our Woman’s Officer, Tracey. The event was a lot of fun with a raffle, auction and other games played. During the event we raised over £140.00.

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