Jonathan Reynolds MP Appointed as Vice Chair Youth - January 2012
The position of Vice Chair Youth of the Labour Party was created through the Refounding Labour process last year, as a result of calls from members for a champion for young members and young people in our party.
We are delighted to announce today that, in consultation with Young Labour National Committee, Jonathan Reynolds MP has been appointed as our new Vice Chair Youth by Ed Miliband.
Jonathan was elected as the Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde at the 2010 General Election. He brings an extensive experience of our youth wing to the role. He was elected as NEC Youth Representative in 2003 and was the voice of young members, students and young trade unionists on the party’s governing body until 2005.
Prior to entering Parliament, Jonathan was an elected member of Tameside Council, representing the Longdendale ward and he also worked as a solicitor in Manchester. Since being elected in May 2010, he served as Opposition Assistant Whip before being appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband in October 2011.
As Vice Chair Youth, Jonathan will be a champion for young members within our party and young people in Parliament. On his appointment, Jonathan said:
“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the new Vice Chair Youth of the Labour Party.
I will be a strong advocate for young members to ensure they are properly represented at all levels of the Party, particularly at a time when young people are suffering so badly from the Government’s policies.
I am honoured to have been chosen for this role and look forward to working alongside all our young members in the months and years ahead”
Callum Munro, NEC Youth Representative, said “Jonathan is the perfect person to take on this role. His own experience of Young Labour stands him in perfect stead to be a powerful voice for young members in our party and a champion for young people in Parliament.”