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Young People and Community

20 Jan , 2016  

I was delighted to attend the Annual Student Awards at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form Centre. It was a real pleasure to celebrate the achievements of a group of talented young people. I applaud the staff and governors who have worked so hard to ensure that these Burnley young people get the very best start in life. The students of course deserve the most recognition because it is their abilities coupled with a lot of hard work and determination that has brought them success. Thomas Whitham’s is proud of them and Burnley should be too.

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Chair candidates for London Young Labour – Rachael Ward

1 Jan , 2016  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

Rachael Ward is running for Chair of London Young Labour.

What will you do to increase the number of BAME exec members on committees?

London Young Labour doesn’t really do enough to encourage members to stand in elections, particularly those from under-represented caucuses.

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Chair candidates for London Young Labour – Benjamin Butterworth

1 Jan , 2016  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

Ben Butterworth is running for Chair of London Young Labour.

What will you do to increase number of BAME exec members?

The number of BAME exec members in Young Labour nationally, and in Young Labour groups, is consistently low. This is particularly striking in London, where the majority of the population is not white British.

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Padiham Floods Must Never Be Allowed to Happen Again

26 Dec , 2015  

Burnley MP vows to demand action from the Prime Minister on Padiham floods

Julie Cooper MP said:

“I am truly shocked by the devastation caused by the floods in Padiham and parts of Burnley and share the upset that many local people are feeling – especially having to face this over the Christmas period.

But as the local MP I have been incredibly proud to see the Padiham spirit shine through as the whole community has come together to help one another.

My thoughts are with all the families and local businesses affected by the floods and as I said when I visited Padiham in the aftermath, I will be working with the community to help Padiham get back on its feet.

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NEC Youth Rep Candidate – James Elliot

22 Dec , 2015  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

James Elliot is running for NEC Youth Rep. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the governing body of the Labour Party and is comprised of representatives from the various sections of the Labour movement: CLPs, affiliates, trade unions and politicians.

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NEC Youth Rep Candidate – Jasmin Beckett

22 Dec , 2015  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

Jasmin Beckett is running for NEC Youth Rep. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the governing body of the Labour Party and is comprised of representatives from the various sections of the Labour movement: CLPs, affiliates, trade unions and politicians.

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Young Labour Chair Candidate – Caroline Hill

22 Dec , 2015  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

Caroline Hill is running for National Chair of Young Labour. The Chair of Young Labour coordinates the work of Young Labour and helps to set a direction for the organisation.

What will you do to increase number of BAME exec members?

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Young Labour Chair Candidate – Rachel Megan Barker

22 Dec , 2015  

Next year, youth elections will be held for Young Labour. BAME Labour asked young BAME Labour members questions that they wanted to ask the candidates. We forwarded them to candidates for National Chair of Young Labour, the NEC Youth Rep and London Young Labour Chair. Here are their responses.

Rachel Megan Barker is running for National Chair of Young Labour. The Chair of Young Labour coordinates the work of Young Labour and helps to set a direction for the organisation.

What will you do to increase no. of BAME exec members?

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Hospital Car Parking Charges – Morally Wrong

21 Dec , 2015  

The subject of Hospital Car Parking Charges has reared its ugly head again as figures confirm that many hospital trusts are making more than £1 million a year from the charges and many as much as three times that amount. This is a tax on all hospital users but undoubtedly hurts vulnerable groups such as carers most. During the course of the year I have made the case to exempt carers from these charges and my private members bill which I presented in October would have been a real step forward.

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