National People’s Assembly, 22 June



The first national People’s Assembly Against Austerity was held at Westminster Central Hall, London on 22 June of this year. It had previously been launched by a letter to The Guardian signed by a host of prominent figures in the labour movement headed by Tony Benn.

Backed by all the major unions and a large number of campaign and civil society organisations it drew together nearly 4,000 delegates and individuals.

The event was just the start of a movement that has seen dozens of regional and local People’s Assemblies spring up since.

The South London People’s Assembly is part of that movement.