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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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The Fight to Save Vital Community Centre Continues

17 Dec , 2015  

MP Leads Burnley Delegation to Save Chai Centre

A delegation of campaigners, led by Burnley MP Julie Cooper, travelled to County Hall Preston on Thursday to hand in a petition signed by of hundreds concerned Burnley residents protesting against the possible loss of Healthy Living services from the popular Chai Centre. The well-used centre located on Hurtley Street, was opened in 2004 and presently houses a range of facilities including the Healthy Living Centre which incorporates a café, gym and sauna.

Julie was accompanied by County Councillor Dr. Misfar Hassan and Burnley Borough Councillor Saeed Chaudhry who coordinated the petition following weeks of discussions with residents opposed to the loss of services.

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Christmas Preparations

11 Dec , 2015  

As you would expect the burden of responsibility weighed heavily on all MPs in Westminster last week. Most of you will already know that I voted not to support David Cameron’s plan to bomb Syria. I did not take the decision lightly but ultimately I think it was the right one. To read my reasons visit www.juliecooperforburnley.co.uk

In the lead up to Wednesday’s lengthy debate I attended numerous briefings on Syria. In the midst of this though I did manage to find the time to attend a really uplifting presentation organised by Ambitious for Autism.

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