Labour Students has a race problem

By Huda Elmi / @hudacabdulaziz Labour Students is as institutionally racist as it has always been, and this will not change under the proposal of One Member One Vote (OMOV), to be discussed today at Labour Students’ Extraordinary Conference. That realisation in itself is one that that saddens me deeply, as the entire point of … Continued

On Not Seeing Two Sides

By Rachel Muers / @rachelmuers Jade Azim’s account of her experience at the Young Labour conference is all too easy to recognise and relate to, even for those of us whose acquaintance with current internal Labour politics comes mostly from the media and online debate. The part of Jade’s story that struck me most forcibly … Continued

Caroline Hill: What I Will Do as Young Labour’s Chair

By Caroline Hill / @__carolinaaaa Last month, in a room in Scarborough, I was absolutely delighted to be elected Chair of Young Labour. Sixty percent of those at the conference decided to cast their ballot for me and I’ll be forever grateful for that. Things happened in Scarborough that are more appropriate for the classroom I … Continued

Jasmin Beckett: What I Will Do For Young Labour

By Jasmin Beckett/@Jasmin_Beckett Last Saturday, when I was elected Labour’s NEC Youth Rep, was one of the proudest moments of my life. As a working class woman from Liverpool, getting involved in Young Labour has been transformative for me. It has allowed me a space in which to channel my anger about the inequalities and … Continued

Reflecting on #YL16: A Need for Something New

By Jade Azim / @JadeFrancesAzim Standing in that conference hall in Scarborough during the Young Labour Conference this weekend at the height of the NEC and Chair elections was like being in the middle of a Venn diagram. As a delegate with no ‘-ite’, it was pressurising and, from afar and without purpose, dehumanising. People … Continued