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Scottish Young Labour

Scottish Young Labour
Headquarters 290 Bath Street
Glasgow Scotland
G2 4RE
Mother party Scottish Labour Party
International affiliation International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)
European affiliation Young European Socialists
Website Scottish Young Labour

Scottish Young Labour (SYL) is the official youth wing of the Scottish Labour Party. Membership is open to all Scottish Labour members under the age of 27.[1]

Scottish Young Labour promotes democratic socialist, youth politics within the Scottish Labour Party and wider society. SYL works to advance the interests of young people by organising alongside them in their workplaces and communities. It has strong links with trade unions, social movements, and Young Labour at a national level.

Liam Gleeson is the current Chair and Laura Dover is the current Vice-Chair having been elected at the 2018 Scottish Young Labour Conference.

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CampaigningEdit

Scottish Young Labour is an active and effective campaign group. It mobilises large numbers of activists from across the country to assist in key election and community campaigns.

Scottish Young Labour organised several national campaign days during the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections and played a key role in winning a string of council by-elections for Scottish Labour.[citation needed] It is affiliated to the Living Rent Campaign and the Better than Zero movement.

As of 2017, Scottish Young Labour is committed to campaigning against period poverty and fighting to make sanitary products free for all.

EventsEdit

Scottish Young Labour hosts an annual conference that elects the national committee and passes policy. 2017 was Scottish Young Labour's first standalone conference having previously held joint events with Scottish Labour Students. It also holds a range of events throughout the year including workshops, political education, activist training, and an Open Forum for the entire party membership.

2017/18 Scottish Young Labour Committee[2]Edit

  • Chair: Liam Gleeson
  • Vice-chair: Laura Dover
  • Secretary: Christopher Barbour
  • Treasurer: Mhari Sharkey
  • Campaigns and membership: Andrew Bustard
  • Communications Officer: Emily Robinson
  • Women's Officer: Jodie Cunningham
  • LGBT+ Officer: Marie Charlotte
  • Disabilities Officer: Finlay Archibald
  • BAME Officer: Khosrow Zanganeh
  • Under 19's Officer: Ryan Bazga
  • Trade Union Liaison Officer: Alison Campbell-Glass
  • Membership and Campaigns Officer: Andrew Bustard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Labour Youth and Students Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Scottish Labour Party (official website). Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ Scottish Young Labour Committee. Scottish Young Labour (official website). Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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