“It is important that young members are not bullied into silence and we will continue to push for a democratic and autonomous Young Labour.”
By Young Labour
We are deeply disappointed by the decision of the Labour Party to block our social media access without any prior warning or discussion with the committee. The Young Labour committee was democratically elected by young members on a platform of socialism and autonomy and has fought to uphold those values throughout.
We have tried to work with the Party at every stage and our efforts repeatedly rebuked. We hope to resolve this issue immediately and are seeking dialogue with the party. It is important that young members are not bullied into silence and we will continue to push for a democratic and autonomous Young Labour.
We fear this move will have the effect of encouraging young members to leave the Party ahead of the Young Labour and Labour Students elections this summer. We strongly encourage young members to remain in the Party and use their voice in these elections.
- This is a statement released by Young Labour on the 25th February, 2022.
- While Young Labour have restricted access to social media, you can follow Young Labour Chair Jess Barnard on twitter here.