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Centre Left Grassroots Alliance backs Sam Tarry for Young Labour Chair Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:46

Young Labour Conference 2009

Why Iím Backing Sam Tarry
By Luke Pearce Ė Battersea CLP Youth & Student Officer, London Young Labour Executive

The choice wonít be a difficult one when it comes to electing the National Chair of Young Labour at the conference on 18 April. Sam Tarry has captured the enthusiasm of a broad swathe of young people in the Labour Party clamouring for change. It is this ability to build a popular coalition of supporters which is the surest proof of his suitability to lead our movement: Sam Ďgets ití when it comes to youth politics and we should have every faith in him as a leader.

The reasons for Samís success to date are not just his policies, but his character. Sam understands the frustrations felt by many young people within and outside the Labour Party: that they donít seem to have an organisation that will mobilise them for more than door-knocking and use its influence to campaign for real social change, whether on student debt, the climate crisis or fair wages for young workers.

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