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Salma Yaqoob speaks at Birmingham Votes ’09

Birmingham Votes '09

Birmingham Votes '09

On Saturday 9th May, 2009, Councillor Salma Yaqoob attended the Birmingham Votes ’09 event held by the Electoral Reform Society at the Quaker Meeting House in central Birmingham. 

Salma spoke at the event’s Question Time segment alongside cross-party city representatives including John Hemming MP (Lib Dem) and Richard Burden MP (Labour).

 

Electorial Reform Society Political Campaigns Officer Michael Calderbank said:

We all face a real challenge in raising the profile of the European Elections and the importance of democratic representation and we hope that the event made some contribution towards this effort.”

 

 

 

Salma Yaqoob to attend Birmingham Votes ’09

Birmingham Votes '09

Birmingham Votes '09

Does politics matter? Well on Saturday 9th May, the Electoral Reform Society are holding Birmingham Votes’09, an opportunity for the people of Birmingham to make politics work for them.

The day will be an chance for local community campaigns, faith groups, NGOs and the public to discuss how they can make their voices heard in the June election and beyond.

Respect party leader and Birmingham City councillor Salma Yaqoob will be attending the event and participating in the Democracy Question Time alongside Birmingham’s John Hemming MP and Richard Burden MP.

Birmingham Votes ’09 is organised by the Electorial Reform Society and will take place from 11am at the Quaker Meeting House, Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. To register for the event or to find out more, click here.

Cllr Salma Yaqoob and Richard Burden MP join city protests against Israeli aggression

Anti-Israel aggression protest at the Bullring, Birmingham

Over 700 demonstrators attended an anti-Israel aggression protest at the Bullring, Birmingham

Respect Party councillor Salma Yaqoob joined Labour MP Richard Burden and hundreds of protesters in central Birmingham last night in protest at the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

Up to 700 placard-waving supporters called for a halt to the violence at the protest, during which an Israeli flag was burnt in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers.

They chanted “free Palestine” and waved the state’s flag as well as holding aloft a bloodied doll to represent the deaths of children killed during three days of air strikes by Israeli jets.

Among the protesters was a relative of five young girls killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Read more here. Gallery here.

Images: Birmingham Post & Mail