Merry Christmas from us!!
We want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who’s been involved over the last year, and made London Liberal Youth a fun and exciting group to be involved with.
A couple of weeks ago now we had a hugely successful event in Parliament with Lib Dem party President Tim Farron (pic above), last week we were protesting against human rights abuses in Belarus, and every weekend we are out in by-elections, action days and campaigning in our local communities.
Go home and enjoy Christmas with friends, families and loved ones and we hope that in the New Year we will see you at a London Liberal Youth event!
…Merry Christmas with lots of #LibDemLove!
Turnpike Lane Station
Saturday 16th, June, 11am – 6pm
Join us in Tottenham for a day of surveying, canvassing & local action, followed by a meeting to talk about the future of the Tottenham seat and the Liberal Youth team hoping to take things forward there with Yahaya Kiyingi.
RSVP on London Liberal Youth’s Facebook
Last month London Liberal Youth hosted Foreign Office Minister and Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne at SOAS (School of Oriental & African Studies).
Once the Mayoral & GLA Elections are out of the way (and Liberal Youth’s national elections) we are planning to hold our annual elections for a Regional Executive for London. These positions will need to be approved/confirmed by an AGM, but the proposed positions for 2012/13 are listed below. Please start thinking about if you might be interested in running, and feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more/discuss. Happy to look at manifestos.
London Regional Chair (elected in annual Liberal Youth elections)
Treasurer (also Fundraising Ctte Chair)
Social Secretary/Events Officer
Membership Development & Recruitment Officer
Press & Communications Officer
Local Parties Convenor
Campaigns Committee Chair (+up to 12 members)
Policy Committee Chair (+up to 12 members)
+ Borough Chairs for each of 32 GLA Boroughs
+ Area Convenors (Central, North, East, South, West)
+ University Branch Chairs (elected separately)
FOR DETAILED JOB ROLES: London Liberal Youth constitution
Last Wednesday (18th) London Liberal Youth held our first big event of the year – a parliamentary reception, hosted by the fantastic Tessa Munt MP.
Young Campaigner Ross Barlow & GLA List Candidates Stephen Knight & Munira Wilson out surveying commuters
This morning Brian Paddick & London Liberal Democrats launched our Fairer Fares campaign in train & tube stations across London, with members of London Liberal Youth getting involved alongside GLA candidates & Team London campaigners.
Our Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick is calling for ‘early bird’ fares for those who commute before the morning rush hour and part-time travel cards for those who don’t travel as often.
He attacked Ken Livingstone’s plans to cut fares as unaffordable, but Brian claims ‘It’s time to take a new approach and these ideas would make travelling more affordable, flexible and would reduce some peak time overcrowding.’
Campaigners at Kings Cross, inc. young GLA candidates Charlotte Henry & Chris Richards and London LY Chair Sean Davey
As the independent website “Mayor Watch” tweeted,
LibDems have been calling for a 1hr bus ticket since 09 http://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/london-libdems-call-for-one-hour-bus-ticket/20097417
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/886885-brian-paddick-wants-early-bird-fares-and-one-hour-bus-tickets-for-londoners#ixzz1j36VzaIG
Official Fairer Fares facebook page.
Posted in GLA & Mayoral Elections, Liberal Youth, London News
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