Tees Valley of Sanctuary held a day of action campaigning on Lift The Ban. This is an organisation campaigning on giving asylum seekers in the UK the right to work after they have been here for 6 months. Lift the Ban is a coalition of 150 organisations, and is supported by Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP, Plaid Cymru, and the Green Party, as well as a number of individual MPs.
The gathering was then addressed by Andy McDonald MP and the new Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Peston came along too. We had this photo of us all proclaiming, with some very cleverly written placards, Lift the Ban !