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
Mid-Worcestershire CLP were pleased to host Barry Gardiner MP as our key speaker at this year's AGM. Mr Gardiner is the Member of Parliament for Brent North and is a current member of the shadow cabinet. Mr Gardiner spoke about the electoral challenges that face the party and how the Labour membership can best work … Continue reading Mid-Worcestershire Constituency Labour Party AGM 2017
SIGN HERE!!! In Britain, it's clear: there is NO existing parity between mental and physical health. Funding for mental health services in five English regions has been reduced by £4.5m. The crisis is particularly difficult for students and young adults. Since 2006, the number of students disclosing a mental health condition to their university has … Continue reading Why we should have a Secretary of State for Mental Health.
SIGN HERE!!! Theresa May: "Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health, independent of and equal to the Secretary of State for Health. The Mental Health Secretary would be held accountable by parliament and have access to ring-fenced funding like any other government department. They would be responsible for improving the access to and provision of mental … Continue reading Theresa May: Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health PETITION
From 24th-27th September, I will represent the Mid-Worcestershire constituency Labour Party at this year's annual party conference in Brighton. This is a fantastic opportunity for MPs, peers, councillors, party chiefs, members and delegates to get together, share experiences, policy ideas and organise for an exceptionally busy electoral and legislative year ahead. Over the four days, … Continue reading Upcoming Diary for Labour’s 2017 Annual Conference in Brighton
This is rather different to the usual politics I write about, but when lives are at risk, we need to talk about false and outdated expectations of men and women in society. You must have a career. You will have a family. You have to step up and become the breadwinner. This is the message. … Continue reading The Masculinity Problem: a delicate truth
JOIN THE MOVEMENT HERE Since the 2008 financial crisis and the EU’s near implosion following ‘Brexit’, far-right populism, xenophobic and divisive politics have swept across the continent. Now, more than ever, it is vital that the people of Europe come together and share our experiences and ideas for creating a united European community. 'I'm for … Continue reading ‘I’m For Europe’ – a movement by citizens, for citizens.