Hosted by VS6 | 20 April 2021 | 2-4pm
Ahead of the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor election on the 6 May 2021, the VS6 Partnership is hosting a VCFSE Mayoral Hustings event with the main party candidates.
In partnership with the sector, VS6 has produced a VCFSE sector manifesto that will be circulated a week prior to this event. The manifesto is based on a series of thematic assembly events held during 2020 and following consultation events that took place earlier this month on a draft manifesto.
The Hustings is a chance for VCFSE organisations across the Liverpool City Region to ask questions to the candidates, and discuss what is important, not only to your organisation, but also the sector as a whole. This election is of particular importance as the need for a strong leader is of paramount importance as we face a difficult and uncertain future following the pandemic. The sector has shown great strength and resilience throughout the last year. However, going forward we need political support if we are to continue to protect the vulnerable and help our communities.
The Hustings will follow a question-and-answer style structure, with candidates also given the chance to address the sector during their opening statement. In order to organise a broad spectrum of question topics, attendees are asked to please submit potential questions, and whether they would be happy to ask them during the event, when registering. A selection of questions on the most common themes will be selected and put to the candidates. You will be contacted directly pre-event if your question is chosen.
Sally Yeoman, Chief Executive of Halton and St Helens VCA, Vice-Chair of VS6 (and also a NAVCA award-winning Chief Exec of the year 2020) will be chairing the event.
We will be joined by the following party candidates:
Steve Rotheram (Labour)
David Newman (Liberal Democrat)
Gary Cargill (Green)
Katie Burgess* (Conservative) representing Jade Marsden – Katie Burgess is the Liverpool City Mayor Conservative Candidate, stepping in for Jade Marsden the Metro Mayor Candidate for this event
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