Reading Young Labour
Reading Young Labour includes all members between the ages of 14 and 26. We have a close relationship with the University of Reading and focus on issues that matter to young people both locally and nationally.
We are currently in the process of setting up a mailing list for young members and planning dates for meet ups to discuss ideas as well as informal social events for the members to get to know one another. We will update the page once this has been organised.
Ellie Emberson - Youth Officer
Our youth officer is Ellie Emberson, she is 19 years old and has lived in Reading her whole life.
Ellie was elected as chair of the Reading Youth Cabinet in 2014 where she consulted with young people across Reading on issues that mattered to them. Campaigns included the improvement and implementation of mental health education as well as careers advice. In 2015 she was elected as Youth MP for Reading and worked closely with Labour councilors to promote and endorse lowering the voting age to 16. She also consulted with young people in Reading in the Make Your Mark ballot in which 64% of Reading’s youth were contacted.
Young Labour members met on Saturday 13th January for their monthly meet up. There were 12 young members present, a record! We discussed the NHS demonstration taking place on Gower Street in London on Saturday 3rd February and highlighted our desire to get involved. Young members came up with various ideas for correx boards so…
Reading Young Labour would like to input the following points into the Democracy Review: · Young Labour needs proper funding for staff. Despite being a huge part of the Labour Party and being the future of the Party, there is currently only one paid worker who works part time for Young Labour. Whilst Young Labour…
It was decided amongst the young members that having a meeting the day after the social was a bad idea and Reading Young Labour voted against this happening in the future. Young Labour discussed having an event with young members where speakers could attend and understand more about how the party works and how to…
A week today a private members bill will go into its second reading. Labour’s Jim McMahon MP is proposing the ‘Young People’s Enfranchisement and Education Bill’ which will see the voting age lowered to 16. He collaborated with Oldham Youth Council to create the Bill. At present 314 MPs support extending the franchise to…
Yesterday, RDLP’ Youth Officer, Ellie Emberson, met with Bracknell’s Youth Officer, Saffron Yau-Karim, for lunch to discuss working together to engage young people in the party.
Ellie Emberson along with Ben Perry went to the Reading University Freshers Fayre where over 150 students signed up to the Labour Society. Reading Young Labour joined with the society and hopes to build on the relationship with socials to be planned for the future!
Saturday 30 September young members from across Reading came together to discuss issues that mattered to them. They spoke about what made them join the Labour Party and how to engage other young members. Watch this space for more details!