The impact of austerity on the estate I grew up in was severe. The pandemic and now a Tory-manufactured cost of living crisis have exacerbated this.
But from climate strikes to rent strikes to kill the bill, young people are learning to fight back through collective action.
I’m standing to be Chair of Young Labour to build an empowered, campaigning, and socialist youth wing. Young Labour can and must defend socialist policy, stand with marginalised comrades, and help organise young people in our workplaces, communities, and town halls to raise our living standards. As a national spokesperson for ACORN and co-chair of Sheffield Young Labour, I’ve won key seats and campaigns, delivered training to young trade unionists and mobilised eviction resistance. On Young Labour’s committee I’ve run organising schools across the country, won a democratic student wing and helped pass the historic Palestine motion at conference.
As Chair, I will fight for a commitment that young members’ subs go to Young Labour to be invested in young member development, the events we are entitled to, and a young workers conference. I’m proud to be standing with the support of Momentum and trade unionists to fight for a socialist future.