East Midlands ‘Carry on Touring’ petitioners nominated for Petition Campaign of the Year Award
Tim Brennan and Ian Smith have been nominated for the Petition Campaign of the Year Award at the Your UK Parliament Awards.
The Petition Campaign of the Year Award celebrates the inspiring people who have used petitions started on Parliament’s petitions website to build support for their campaigns for change. Tim and Ian’s nomination follows their campaigning on arrangements for UK touring professionals and artists in the EU following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Tim, from Huncote in Leicestershire, is a video engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the touring sector. He started the petition “Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists” in December 2020. Ian, from Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, created a website in January 2020 to provide artists with visa and permit information for 27 European countries, to help them navigate the new rules in the absence of an agreement with the EU.
Tim’s petition achieved more than 286,000 signatures, reaching the 100,000 threshold to be considered for debate in Parliament in just six days. As a result, he collaborated with Ian to create the ‘Carry on Touring’ campaign and build support for their cause.
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