On Tuesday 4th December 2018, the Show Racism the Red Card All Party Parliamentary Group AGM will take place at Portcullis House from 5pm - 6pm. The meeting will be attended by a number of politicians from across different parties, former professional football players/managers, key political figures and trade unions representatives.
The AGM will be Chaired by Jo Stevens, Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central. Speakers will include; Tim Roache (General Secretary, GMB), Roger McKenzie (Assistant General Secretary, UNISON), Paul Canoville (Former Chelsea FC footballer), Howard Beckett (Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union), Marsha De Cordova (Member of Parliament for Battersea), Dawn Butler (Member of Parliament for Brent Central) and Tim Roache (General Secretary, GMB). Former Arsenal star, Paul Davis, will also be in attendance with former Watford, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forrest and Leicester City manager, Dave Bassett.
The APPG was setup in 2017 with the aim of raising the profile of the organisation across the political spectrum.
Speaking at the first ever APPG meeting Christopher Stephens MP, Member for Glasgow South West, said;
“I have been a consistent supporter of Show Racism the Red Card as a Trade Union activist, and was determined after my re-election to help set up an All Party group to raise awareness of this wonderful organisation that supports young people in our communities. Show Racism the Red Card works hard with the football community and young people to tackle the scourge of racism and bigotry in society, and I am delighted to be involved.”