TUC report: more young workers lost their jobs summer 2020 than in all of 2019

21 November, 2020Featured, Home page featured, News, Trade Unions, Youth

Issue date 20 Nov 2020 Young people have been the hardest hit by Covid-19 economic crisis, TUC analysis shows  Number of 16 to 24-year-olds in work lower than at any point during 2008 financial crisis  Union body calls for government to invest in creating good new jobs to prevent a generation from being scarred by mass unemployment  More young workers were made redundant during summer 2020 than in all of 2019, according to new TUC … Read More

Make sure to use your vote!

20 December, 2018Elections, Featured, News, Youth

Peterloo: 15 people died at St Peter’s Field, Manchester when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000 to 80,000 who had gathered to demand the right to vote. John  Hill reminds us that: The fight for all UK citizens to have the right to vote has been a long one, from the Levellers, to Peterloo, … Read More

Bywell branch discussion meeting

5 December, 2018Groups, News, Youth

Bywell branch discussion meeting – Joseph White reports:  At the Bywell branch Labour party meeting on the 12th September, members undertook a political education discussion exercise centred on young Labour members in the constituency. The aim was to ascertain what can be done to encourage young people to join the party and to encourage exisiting … Read More

Young Labour’s public transport street stall

21 November, 2018Campaigns, Groups, Transport, Youth

Joseph White reports on: Young Labour’s public transport street stall On the whole the response to our recent Hexham Saturday street stall on public transport was positive and supportive. We mainly spoke to people about local transport issues, such as the lack of bus services in rural and isolated communities in the Tyne Valley. In … Read More

Labour’s National Campaign Day

4 November, 2018ARCHIVE, Campaigns, Featured, Hexham, News, Transport, Youth

Hexham CLP were out in force for Labour’s Campaign Day on Saturday November 3rd. In Haydon Bridge seven people and a very large fluffy black dog turned up, set up a stall creating high Labour visibility with placards, banners and balloons. Wearing their team t-shirts they distributed leaflets, signed up supporters and listened to folks on the streets. … Read More

Bus service for Sandhoe and Stagshaw required

30 August, 2018News, Transport, Youth

Sandhoe resident Marcie, a member of Hexham Constituency Labour Party youth network, is concerned about public transport where she lives. Sandhoe and Stagshaw – villages between Hexham and Corbridge, to the north of the A69 – are not currently on a bus route. This causes major mobility problems for young and old alike. Income as well as age is an important  factor … Read More

Hexham Young Labour meeting

27 July, 2018ARCHIVE, Youth

  A well attended and successful meeting of Hexham Young Labour took place at the Heart of Northumberland pub in Hexham on Tuesday 24th July ’18. We had an interesting discussion about young people and the Labour Party and examined a range of reasons as to why Labour appeals so strongly to this age group, … Read More