The election of a Trans Officer to National Labour Students Committee is an opportunity for Labour to finally take a clear line – and say that the struggle for trans liberation is a matter for every progressive.
In response to today’s Forde Report, Keir Starmer said he had ‘rid the party of destructive factionalism.’ My experience as chair of Young Labour shows that’s not true.
From work to housing and public services, the emerging generation is screwed by today’s economy — and the only answer is to organise collectively to fight for better.
Young people are tired of their lives being limited by low wages, student debt, high rents and systemic inequality. They need radical change and a Young Labour prepared to fight for it.
The crisis facing young people can’t be solved by half measures. We need a Young Labour that fights for the systemic change our generation demands – that’s why I’m running for chair.
The Labour leadership’s refusal to get ‘drawn in’ to the debate over the Gender Recognition Act isn’t good enough – it’s time for the party to stand up for trans rights against the right-wing media backlash.
Vital support services for young people have been decimated by 10 years of Tory government. Labour plans to rebuild youth services – and empower young people to shape their future.