Youth Conference, February 2011
In February 2011, Youth & Student Conference was held in Glasgow. This event combined both Labour Student’s Annual Conference and Young Labour’s Annual Conference for the first time since 2007. Delegates from across the country came together to debate ideas, hear from speakers, socialise and elect their new National Chair, NEC Youth Representative and Equalities Officers.
Conference heard from speakers including Shadow Defense Secretary Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Anne McKechin MP and Labour Party General Secretary Ray Collins with young members given the oppurtunity to ask questions on a variety of different issues. Policy forums were also held on topics ranging from the economy to how Young Labour can reform and improve.
Both the National Chair and NEC Youth Representative elections were keenly contested and hustings were held for both positions before delegates made their choice. The two successful candidates, Susan Nash & Callum Munro, and two outgoing incumbents, Sam Tarry and Stephanie Peacock, then addressed the packed conference.