Posts Tagged ‘London Young Labour’

London Young Labour elections: Shelly Asquith sets out her stall

09/10/2011, 10:30:32 AM

by Shelly Asquith

I’m standing for chair of London Young Labour because I want to see us build a strong youth movement that can win for Labour – now, in 2012 and for years to come.
I want to lead a powerful group of young people that can work together to bring about change, and I recognise that this can only be done if first we change London Young Labour.
If I am elected, I will ensure there are structures in place that empower our members. I will ensure we are campaigning in every corner of London: joining students and young workers and giving London Young Labour as strong a voice as possible. We must unite, inspire and win.

I am standing to build a London Young Labour that is a campaigning force.

If we are going to re-connect with the areas Labour lost in 2008, we need action all over London, with members organising canvassing sessions in their own CLPs.

I will provide real training to equip our activists with the skills they need to run campaigns, not just turn up for them. I will organise a scheme that will teach London Young Labour the basics of organising; from leaflet design and voter ID collection, to mail merge and contact creator.

London Young Labour’s visibility in outer-London boroughs this year will be key. My strategy for helping win back lost votes is to reinstate the regional officers for the election period, so that we have a base in every part of London; from the south west to the north east. As part of the training scheme, regional officers will be given the skills to organise their own phone banks, canvassing sessions and socials in their area.


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London Young Labour elections: Adam McNicholas sets out his stall

08/10/2011, 10:30:00 AM

by Adam McNicholas

Many of us returned from Liverpool with a renewed sense of purpose as we approach the 2012 “mid term” elections. However, most members will not have been in Liverpool. They will have been working and going about their lives. For delegates and participants, the responsibility rests with us to bring the discussions and debates of national conference to the local level. As a member of the London Young Labour executive committee, I see it as my responsibility to ensure that young members across London are able to have a voice, whether or not they are able to attend key national events in the party’s calendar.

For those of us, like me, that have the flexibility in our circumstances to have been at Liverpool, reaching out beyond the base of party activists is not simply a challenge; but a responsibility that we bear.

As we approach the London Young Labour annual general meeting on 23 October, the current executive committee must do all that it can to ensure that LYL members have the opportunity to discuss and consider the direction of the party. As well as hearing from Ken Livingstone, there will also be scope for discussion and debate on the direction of the party. I will work to ensure that the schedule for the AGM is not just about elections, but about giving LYL members the opportunity to discuss the direction of travel that we are taking. (more…)

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London Young Labour Mayoral #hustings: laughometer

21/07/2010, 04:07:30 PM

This is the laughometer from the London Young Labour hustings held at Unison HQ on the Euston Rd on the evening of Tuesday 20 July.

As usual, tiny chuckles weren’t recorded.

We maintained our rule that to score you had to get a proper laugh from a significant portion of the room.

It was a particularly dry night as far as laughs were concerned, with only five in total during the one hour plus event:

Ken Livingstone – 3

Oona King – 2

The results were taken by an experienced laughometer operator, who knows the difference between a titter and a roar.

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