With alarm increasing at the protests over inclusive education outside of schools in Birmingham spreading across the country, we all at Slough Conservatives call on Labour council leader Cllr. James Swindlehurst to denounce these hostilities and commit to action in support of inclusivity for LGBT+ residents here in Slough.
It is crucial we defend the hard-fought rights of LGBT+ residents, ensuring we provide the right support for them, promote greater understanding and acceptance and do everything we can to avoid these regressive and disturbing protests spreading to our schools in Slough.
We would urge Cllr. Swindlehurst to show commitment to this cause by signing our council up to the Stonewall Children and Young Peoples Service Champions programme, designed to help our teachers and support workers better provide for inclusivity education and LGBT+ wellbeing.
We also believe that he should support our call for the council to lead in working on proposals to hold a Pride event in Slough, to help us demonstrate our collective support for LGBT+ rights and inclusion in our town.
Actions speak louder than words - and as one of the youngest and most diverse places in the country, we need now more than ever to promote inclusion and togetherness, and not allow division and fear to rule.
Signed by all leading officers and members of Slough Conservatives:
Lee Pettman – Chair, SCA
Gurcharan Manku – President, SCA
Christine Bamigbola – Secretary, SCA & Chair, East Slough Branch
Cllr. Anna Wright – Deputy Chair, SCA & Ward Councillor for Haymill & Lynch Hill
Cllr. Wayne Strutton – Leader, Slough Conservative Group & Ward Councillor for Haymill & Lynch Hill
Cllr. Paul Kelly – Ward Councillor for Haymill & Lynch Hill
Chandni Rajora – Chair, West Slough Branch
Allison Miller-Ross – Chair, Slough Women’s Conservative Organisation
Ben Vincent – Member, Haymill
Charlie Olsen – Member, Cippenham
Aaron Brown – Member, Haymill
Patrick O’Connor - Member, Haymill
Jeremy Owen – Member, Wexham
Frank Abe – Member & Former Councillor, Langley
Chandra Muvvala – Member, Langley
Meena Sharma – Member, Langley
Rayman Bains – Member & Former Councillor, Upton
Neel Rana – Member, Upton
Lynn Miller-Ross – Member, Farnham
|SCA Statement - Inclusive Education - 22.07.19||346.62 KB|