Sheffield Local Elections Asylum Rights hustings Thursday 15 April 7pm
SYMAAG is inviting representatives from each of the main political parties standing in the local elections in Sheffield on May 6th for a hustings focused on issues facing migrants, asylum seekers and refugees both in Sheffield and across the country. This is your chance to decide how to use your vote in the elections to Sheffield City Council on May 6th for asylum rights in Sheffield. And to hold your local representatives to account.
In 2007 Sheffield was proud to become the first City of Sanctuary in the UK, in that time, however, we have seen diminishing rights for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees throughout the UK. Fourteen years after Sheffield became a City of Sanctuary, it is important for us to understand this everchanging context and to question what it means to be a City of Sanctuary in 2021.
SYMAAG will ask each of the Council candidates to give a short statement on the following questions on behalf of their political parties:
- What should a city of sanctuary look like 2021?
- How would we resist the hostile environment if elected?
Following these statements, we will open up questions to everyone at the hustings to allow for local people to challenge and question the candidates and their parties on their views and ambitions for Sheffield.
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