Raya Tan Ward



Hi, I’m Raya. I’m standing as Yorkshire and Humber Rep to help build an active, campaigning and socialist Labour Students.

Like many students, university sparked my involvement in organising. This has given me an invaluable socialist political education and allowed me to build links with student organisers across our region. I’ve spent two years chairing Leeds Labour Society and helped found Leeds’ Student-Staff Solidarity campaign to stand with striking staff and oppose the increasing marketisation of our education.

I know how hard it can be to organise students without the support of a national body or sympathetic Students’ Union. I will work to bring together Labour Clubs across our region to build a socialist Labour Students that can unite students across the country. We need to stand up for students on their campuses, as renters, and as workers. I will work with trade and renters’ unions, amplifying issues that matter most to us.

As a queer person of colour I will build a Labour Students that uplifts the voices of marginalised groups, especially those let down by Labour.

I’m proud to be standing with the support of Momentum and trade unionists to fight for a socialist future.

Fight for a socialist future. Join the campaign.