People’s Assembly against Austerity - National 5 Days of Action - End Austerity Now!

When: Saturday 3rd–Wednesday 7th October 2015

Where: Manchester

Time: All 5 days from 8:30 am - Midnight

The People`s Assembly have called 5 days of Action from the 3-7 October to protest against Austerity during the Conservative Party Conference.

The People`s Assembly alongside Unions, campaigns and local groups is co-ordinating a National week of Action in Manchester throughout the Tory Party Conference. For every day they are there, we will be there too.

We will be supporting and mobilising for the TUC Demonstration on Sunday 4th October as well as hosting a series of events starting on Saturday the 3rd of October and running through to the Wednesday the 7th October.

We will be joined by voices from every section of society to cover the debate and counter the Tory Party Agenda.


Theatre performances, Gig’s, People’s Cinema, Comedy, Flash Mobs, Direct Action, Tent Cities, Protests, Meetings and discussions include topics such as: Privatisation, Save our NHS, Climate Change, Education, TTIP, Europe and real alternatives to austerity.

Participants throughout the week include:

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Frankie Boyle, Charlotte Church, Sam Fairbairn, Frances O`Grady, Len McCluskey, Mark Serwotka, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Owen Jones, John Hillary, Terry Christian, Sam Duckworth, Kate Marlow, Ellie Mae O’Hagen, Mark McGowan, Kevin Maguire, Francesca Martinez, Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy, Dave Ward, Sara Pascoe, Lindsey German...and more to be announced!


Terry Christian - TV and Radio Presenter

“Tories are rarer than unicorns in Manchester. Manchester’s history is steeped in radicalism. It’s the home of the Chartist Movement, where the idea of universal suffrage took root, birthplace of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and home to Friedrich Engels. Let’s not forget about the Peterloo Massacre! What Manchester does today the rest of the world does tomorrow. Join the People’s Assembly in Manchester from 3-7 October to protest the Tory Party Conference”

Sam Fairbairn - National secretary of the People`s Assembly

“We will oppose the Tories on every day of their conference in Manchester. We will steal the headlines and disrupt the narrative.

It will be the People’s story that is told.”

Rev. Mike Walsh - The United Reformed Church, Manchester

“The majority of people did not vote for this government or their austerity agenda. In communities across the UK ordinary people are coming together to oppose these damaging cuts to living standards and vital public services. As a minister of the church I am standing with the most vulnerable people in our communities to challenge the government to end these destructive policies. I will be supporting The People’s Assembly’s 5 days of action in October”

Press Conference:

The People`s Assembly will hold a Press Conference each morning from the 3–7 October at

8:30 am - Location will be confirmed closer to the time

For further information please contact our press office:

Ramona McCartney

People`s Assembly against Austerity

Mobile: +44 (0)7933594080

Office: +44 (0)20 8525 6988