Last week I attended the Labour Party conference held in Liverpool. Of the many events I attended, one of the most engaging and fascinating was a roundtable event titled ‘No One Left Behind: Who’s Looking Out For Young People?’ held by the social justice charity Nacro. The panel discussion was chaired by Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and featured important contributions from Wes Streeting MP (Treasury Select Committee), Councillor Richard Watts (Leader of Islington Council and Chair of the influential Local Government Association Children & Young People Board), Seyi Obakin (Chief executive of Centrepoint) and Sally Benton (Nacro).
Labour Students are proud of our partnership with Community Trade Union. Shonagh Munro, Chair of Edinburgh Labour Students, talks about being part of Community and our shared values.
My name is Shonagh and I'm a second year student at Edinburgh University. I joined Labour students in 2014 and since then British politics has seen some of the most exciting events in recent times. In my local Labour club I've campaigned to ensure students are registered to vote as well as for our staff to be paid the living wage. We also have hosted a number of socials where we taught our English Labour Students equivalents how to celidh and introduced them to the wonders of haggis!
Coming to University can be daunting but becoming part of Labour Students is a good way to make friends, have great experiences, have fun at socials and learn more about Labour.
Hello everyone, my name is Lydia and I’m a Leeds University Labour student.
In a year that has been very interesting for the Labour Party and British politics as a whole, Labour Students has been an incredibly fun and inviting organisation to be part of. It's been a great part of my university experience so far and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.