East Belfast Speaks Out – Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Ashfield Boys School

East Belfast Speaks Out Nov 2013 posterReminder that East Belfast Speaks Out is back again in Ashfield Boys School on Wednesday evening. An audience of 400 is again expected to hold local and national politicians to account. This year the largest executive bedfellows are being rested and other parties given a chance.

  • Alex Attwood (SDLP)
  • David Ford (Alliance) has pulled out
  • Stephen Farry (Alliance)
  • Deirdre Heenan (University of Ulster)
  • Mike Nesbitt (UUP)
  • Theresa Villiers (Conservative NI Secretary of State)

Mark Devenport is back in the chair and will hopefully repeat the model from previous years which allowed a large range of questions – local and ‘national’ – to be covered by the panel.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Open to the public and free to attend.

  • sherdy

    No DUP or SF input – so what’s the point?

  • Indeed …no representative from the Green and Orange Wing of the One Party State.

  • sherdy – to quote a previous post

    In its first three years, the community hustings has attracted audiences of 400 to the school hall and featured featured DUP and Sinn Fein politicians as well as government/opposition ministers. Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness made a rare appearance as MLAs together on a panel in 2010. This year the largest executive bedfellows are being rested and other parties given a chance.

    Maybe it’ll make a nice change and show us what opposition could be like 🙂

  • Charles_Gould

    I would expect Alex Attwood do do a very good job and it also allows him to advertise his candidacy as SDLP candidate for Europe.

    Alex is so much better than the SF candidate and in fact any other candidate that has so far been announced.

    They have done well to get a cabinet minister to come in the shape of Stephen Farry. He will be able to represent the Executive position of SF-DUP-Alliance.

  • sherdy

    Alan, – Fair enough. I plead ignorance of the previous event.