Apart from the entertainment and thanks very much to Perry Beeches Choirs, Bro Keith, Annette B, Lytie, Dennis Loyd and Peter Spence, for giving up their important time and supporting the call for people to register to vote and get involved in civic life. Daina Anderson and Charmaine Burton were great hosts along with the technical know how of Dave Prince. The biggest of thanks of the night went to those that attended alongside the team at St Lukes Church for assisting us with this all important event.
The importance of so many people in Ladywood Ward not being registered to vote was highlighted and the importance of being registered in time for the forthcoming local elections and the need to vote for the candidate of your choice that you can connect with being absolutely essential.
Everyone that attended who was not registered to vote handed in their completed voter registration form at the end of the night which is a clear positive.
Although I am a candidate in May, the point concerning civic involvement that has been spoken about for quite some time now were highlighted, School Governors, Custody Visitors, Magistrates, Independent Monitoring Board Members and the fact that if your not on the electoral register you are excluding yourself from Jury Service.
Furthermore, the other campaign I am involved with being Prostate Cancer Awareness was also highlighted, with a presentation by Richard Viney Consultant Urologist.
My main point of the night is that I put the needs of the people first and that I am there to work with the local community and not just turn up at election time. Several cases have already being dealt with the in the Ladywood Ward along with developing our Thursday Advice and Immigration service at St Lukes Church Centre 11am - 12 Noon.
Everyone has a point of view no matter who they are and the importance of expressing themselves, was a key message, by not allowing a small number of people namely the % turnout at the last election make a decision that affects everyone.
I am here to earn your Vote by Putting "People First Not Party"
Pictures by Sunjay Kholi