Rally for Europe on October 14th


The North East Rally for Europe is about supporting and celebrating the importance of the EU to the North East, and calling for a rethink and an end to a damaging Brexit.

It is a way of standing up peacefully to say “No” to Brexit and its adverse effects. We are doing our duty for democracy, our country and our region in wanting the best for our country and our region


Approximate timings for the rally are (subject to changes on the day):

  • 2pm - "First half":

    • Welcome & incidental music (Dr Jacky Collins, North East for Europe / Madeleina Kay, Singer/Songwriter & EU activist) 
    • Baroness Quin (House of Lords - Labour)
    • Lee Williscroft-Ferris (Animal Welfare Party)
    • Jamie Patterson (No 10 Vigil)
    • Prof. Eleanor Spaventa (University of Durham)
  • 2.45pm - Incidental music break (Madeleina Kay)

  • 3pm - “Second half"

    • Welcome back (Dr Jacky Collins, NE4EU)
    • Lord Shipley (House of Lords - Lib Dem)
    • Neil Taylor (Scientists for EU)
    • Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (North East Member of European Parliament - Labour)
    • Natalie Bennett (Former Leader of the Green Party)
  • 3.30pm (approx) - Closing remarks (Dr Jacky Collins, North East for Europe)

  • Closing Music - 'Ode to Joy' Zac Hamilton

You can sign up to tell us you you are coming - or just come anyway!

Our speakers (in planned order of appearance) are: 

Jackie_Collins_2.jpgDr Jacky Collins, founder member of North East for Europe

madeleina_kay.jpgMadeleina Kay, Singer Songwriter and EU activist 

joyce_quin.jpgBaroness Joyce Quinn (Labour), former MEP, MP and minister

lee_wf.jpgLee Williscroft-Ferris, journalist and member of Animal Welfare Party
jamie_patterson.jpgJamie Patterson, member of the "No 10 vigil" eleanor_spaventa.jpgProfessor Eleanor Spaventa, Durham Law School john_shipley.jpgLord John Shipley (Lib Dem) former leader of Newcastle Council neil.pngNeil Taylor, Scientists for the European Union
  jude_kd.jpgJude Kirton-Darling MEP, Labour MEP for the North East natalie_bennett.jpgNatalie Bennett, former leader of the Green Party