On Friday (January 13th, 2017), Ashfield and Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero is launching a new project that aims to find out more about what constituents think on key issues facing this community by going out and speaking to them face to face.
Gloria has arranged meetings with groups from different sections of society so that she can hear from people of different ages, genders, social backgrounds and stages of life.
She will launch the event at Van Elle, first meeting construction workers and then office workers.
Titled ‘Gloria Listens’, the project will give these people the opportunity to talk frankly to Gloria on the issues that are important to them, including employment, education, health and Brexit.
Gloria will use this information to ensure she is in touch with the issues residents are concerned about so she can accurately represent those views in Parliament.
Gloria said: “The world of politics is often accused of being too out of touch so I want to do something that demonstrates that politicians want to know more about what voters or potential voters think.
“Gloria Listens is the perfect opportunity to speak to local people directly so I can hear more about what issues are important to them and work more effectively as their MP.”
As part of Gloria Listens, Gloria will also be hearing from groups including mums of young children in Selston, hairdressers in Eastwood, students at West Notts College, pensioners at a church coffee morning, non-voters from Eastwood and Coxmoor Golf Club members. The project will run for three months.