October Update

Hello all,

I wanted to contact you today with a little update and to see how you all are!

First of all let me start by expressing my deepest regret to our WASPI members who got the news today that the Judicial Review into their pensions redress has been lost.  Your campaigning and passion have been infectious and I sincerely hope all your hard work will be recognised and some sort of justice will be forthcoming in the near future.   Anything the Women’s Banner Group can do to support you is available.

Secondly, The Big Meeting documentary in which the Women’s Banner Group feature heavily has been given critical acclaim during the first month of its distribution.  Film-maker Dan Draper has been touring the country with the film and carrying out Question & Answer sessions at the events.  I am so proud that we were able to be part of the project and that our first year has been documented so well for all to see.

I am holding a screening in Trimdon Station Community Centre on Thursday 17th October, and I would love it if some of you wonderful women could come along.  It will be a fundraiser for my local Labour Constituency and will involve Q&A with Dan, Stephen Guy (Sherburn Banner Group), Alan Mardgum (DMA General Secretary) and me.  Tickets available here:


Finally, and MOST importantly…..


We have had a sneak peek from the Durham Bannermakers and it already looks amazing.  I am so excited to be able to unveil it on International Women’s Day 2020.  Huge well done to you all for everything you have done, this banner will be one of a kind and the first dedicated to women, to you and all your hard work, to our history and our efforts over decades and our future women who will continue our fights and celebrations.

I hope to see you all again very soon.

Love and Solidarity sisters

Laura xxx

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