PM: Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health What are we asking for? This petition is asking for the Prime Minister to appoint a 'Secretary of State for Mental Health'. Why does this matter? The UK is burdened with a mental health crisis. At present, the 'mental health' portfolio has been bolted onto the … Continue reading Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)
The Chequers Agreement refers to a collective cabinet agreement about the UK’s desired future relationship with the European Union. Since the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 in March 2017, her main challenge has been uniting her cabinet around a single negotiating position that can be presented to Michel Barnier – the EU’s chief negotiator. … Continue reading The Chequers ‘Agreement’: Everything you need to know.
Today, the government succeeded in suppressing an attempt by would-be Conservative rebels to ensure that MPs had the power to prevent the Prime Minister from leaving the European Union without a deal. The amendment failed with 303 votes in favour and 319 against. The implications of this vote are huge. In place of the … Continue reading BREXIT UPDATE: Something BIG just happened in parliament. An Explanation.
Please see my letter to the New European newspaper: Click Here 'Speaking for the shires' (Issue #93) - The need for central government to undergo a serious devolutionary process post-Brexit.
In January, I announced that I would run in the Young Labour elections to become the Under-19s representative on its National Committee. During the campaign, my priorities were: Form closer links between CLP Youth Officers. This should make it easier to organise large events/fundraisers/socials/leafletting sessions in your local area. Work to lower the voting age … Continue reading Thank you for your support.
There are only sixteen days left to vote in the Young Labour 2018 elections. I am standing as Under-19s Representative on a ballot paper with sixty-two other candidates. The candidate with the most votes wins, so every vote makes a difference. I joined the Labour Party at fourteen, having been an active local party campaigner … Continue reading Under-19s Representative: Young Labour Elections 2018
Earlier this week, I announced that I am an standing to be elected as Under-19s Representative to Young Labour's National Committee. The position has a two-year term. This position is a recognition of the breadth of ages amongst our young members and the potential for under-representation of members under 19. The role of the Under … Continue reading Tom Parkin for Young Labour National Committee Under-19s Representative
An extensive interview with Tom Sedman. The conversation ranged from Brexit to young people's involvement in local politics. To view the article, please click on the image below to be re-directed to the page.
Many thanks to everyone that has helped out in the campaign #parkin4nec! A special thanks to Ros Gowers and my local Mid-Worcestershire CLP for their support! Unfortunately, I did not receive enough CLP nominations to appear on the ballot for NEC. However, I have had a great time talking to new people in our movement. … Continue reading Thank you for the support!
About I'm Tom Parkin, an eighteen year old Labour member from Evesham in Worcestershire. I am currently studying for my A-levels and hope to study international relations at university. My Labour history I first campaigned for Labour at eleven and joined the party on my fourteenth birthday, the earliest I could join. I have been … Continue reading Tom Parkin: Standing for Labour NEC