On Sunday I spoke at a young Labour activists event at the incredible Westminster Academy in Karen Buck’s Westminster North constituency. At the event Ed Miliband launched our party’s Green Manifesto and Gordon Brown set out his key messages for the final 10 days of the campaign.
There were speeches from politicians old and new. Familiar faces included Ed Miliband, Douglas Alexander, Sadiq Khan, and Yvette Cooper; PPC’s Chuka Umunna and Emily Benn spoke about what inspired them to get involved; first-time voter Needa Ardehali explained why she’s supporting Labour; and broadcaster and performer Amy Lamé hosted the Q&A.
Finally Gordon Brown spoke, I think striking the right note of optimism about our vision for Britain’s future and also giving a stark warning about the Tory threat.
We need to do a lot more events like these; they show just how untrue it is that young people aren’t interested in politics.