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Posts by Ellie Emberson

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week with a key focus on stress. Reading Young Labour members discussed what this meant for them in their everyday lives at school, work or university. One member said “nobody cares or understands” when it comes to mental health and stress in schools while another clarified that “teachers are…

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Reading Young Labour Endorsements for Youth Elections

Reading Young Labour, having reviewed the candidates statements and met with a number of those standing, have decided to endorse the following candidates:   National Executive Committee Representative Lara McNeill   National Chair of Young Labour Miriam Mirwitch   International Officer Mohammed Ahmed   Under 19’s Officer Etan Waller   South East Regional Representative Alana…

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Young Labour January Meeting

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…

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Young Labour December Meet Up

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…

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The Budget Verdict

The budget verdict: thanks for the ‘millennial railcard’ but owning our own home one day would be nice This Wednesday the Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond (AKA spreadsheet Phil) gave his annual budget. With the Resolution Foundation saying millennials are the first generation in modern times to be worse off than their parents, it seemed…

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We’ve proven we are ready, now give us the vote

  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…

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