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Michael Cashman launches Staffordshire Young Labour

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Members of Young Labour from across Staffordshire met today in the county town of Stafford to forge a dynamic and new bond that will see them leading Staffordshire with Labour values.

Michael Cashman MEP, for the West Midlands, spoke at the event and discussed a number of topics including the benefits of the European Union on the #LabourDoorstep as the Coalition Government draws close to debating whether to fund a third national vote  since writing the coalition agreement, having already funded the referendum on the Alternative Vote and the timetabled Police and Crime Commissioners for November 2012.

The event also enabled elections of the County-wide Officers who will lead and support Young Labour:

Chair – Danny Walker

Secretary – Rowan Draper

Campaigns Officer – Carrie Martin

The new team outlined their vision for Staffs Young Labour and how they were going to achieve it before launching their social media tools on Twitter, Email and this website to the membership.

The final debate of the day included the priority campaign for the next 12 months and members decided that they wanted to support the Labour Students campaign for the Living Wage in the county currently being toured around Universities by former Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon David Miliband MP for South Shields.

Before closing the event members shared local musical delicacies that show the pride for their town and city. We thought we’d post them here to ensure all our Staffs Young Labour members got a chance to see them:

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Michael Cashman MEP comes to Staffs Young Labour

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Our first County-wide meeting will take place on Saturday 22nd October, at 11am in Stafford (GMB Offices, Mill Street, Stafford, ST16 2AJ).

We will be joined by Michael Cashman MEP, who will be speaking and taking questions from members.  Michael is the Region’s only Labour MEP and is also the Chair of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee.  Michael has been an MEP since 1999 and before that had a distinguished career as an actor, most famously appearing in Eastenders.  Since becoming an MEP Michael has become a champion for Development issues as well as Equality and was named MEP of the Year in 2007.  He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate byStaffordshire University for his work in the field of Human Rights.

We will also be electing County-wide officers for the group at the meeting.  If you are interested in standing for Chair, Secretary or Campaigns Officer please email us at

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