By Laura McAlpine, Harlow CLP Youth Officer
In just under a year since its founding Harlow Young Labour has gone from strength to strength.
From the outset, we decided to be an event focused group to the increase the visibility of Labour’s community work in the town, as well as providing a helping hand to important causes. As well as this, the group has aided a younger presence within all members’ meetings and at local campaigning sessions. The group has received a huge amount of support from the CLP including both the Chair and Secretary, as well as local councillors.
In the recent council elections, Harlow Labour saw three young candidates standing in wards across the town, who were all greatly supported by their fellow Young Labour members. The meetings, chaired by Shannon Jezzard, are held fortnightly, and are used as platform for young members to share ideas and plan future community action.
After a brilliant year of successful events from a basketball court refurbishment, litter picks, an open mic night and most recently a charity bingo night, Harlow Young Labour are excited to continue on the great work into the rest of the year.
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