Banbury Constituency Labour Party
Banbury and Bicester Young Labour
Why does Young Labour matter?
Young people matter. We are the future. In a society full of so much inequality, where so many people are subject to discrimination, we have to unite. We have to unite to help us all succeed, not just a certain few. We have to unite to shape our own future. Uniting as part of the ‘Young Labour’ movement, we are able to stand up against the prejudices this current Government has created, benefiting us all.
The Conservatives in Government today have systematically sought to disadvantage young people of all backgrounds. In 2010 they cut the Education Maintenance Allowance in England. In February 2015, David Cameron said “Young people out of work, education or training for six months will have to do unpaid community work to get benefits if the Conservatives win the election.”
It is therefore evident that a party that both engages and motivates all young people, no matter what the average income salary is for their household, no matter what their heritage or their religion, is right for young people. Labour is for young people.
Part of the Conservative’s Election Manifesto for 2015 involved lowering the benefit cap for under 21s, stopping many 18 to 21-year-olds claiming housing benefit. Millions of young people work tireless hours on zero-hour contracts because it’s all that they can get. When David Cameron was under 21, he went on a nine-month gap year and then got his first job from his Godfather and his second through his Father in Hong Kong. Seem fair? We are a party based on trust, loyalty and fairness. Everyone should succeed.
If you are passionate about anyone having access education, having a chance to become something or someone, have equal access to jobs and opportunities regardless of who their parents are, then Young Labour is for you.
Young Labour hold events locally on campaigning on keeping local youth services open, getting the chance to participate in our Banbury & Bicester Labour Party decisions and regularly holding social events for people to meet up. Anyone under 27 who is a labour party member is automatically a young labour member.