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.