Hi! I’m Michael and I’m standing as the Labour County Council candidate for the University Parks division in the May 2021 local elections. Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for a wide range of things, including schools, social services, mental health and transport. In central Oxford, the County Council’s primary responsibility is for transport, which means that it is … Continue reading Michael O’Connor: Oxford County Council Candidate Profile
Martha Storey It is no surprise that Kier Starmer’s “New Leadership” speech at Labour Connected was full of accusations about the Prime Minister, from his handling of Covid-19 to his hand in the decade of austerity that preceded the pandemic. However, the biggest take away from the conference speech was the marked change in the … Continue reading Starmer’s Speech: Connected to the Nation?
Image Description: Martha Storey along with others at the Leeds Exams Justice Protest Martha Storey, OULC Secretary, Women*s Officer, and organiser of the Leeds Exams Justice Protest, critiques the governments eventual U-Turn on exam grades. EXAMS IN A PANDEMIC Given the global pandemic going on around them, the Class of 2020 were always going to … Continue reading The Problem With the U-Turn
OULC Treasurer, Martha Storey, writes about the failings of the Conservative Government to prioritise education during the coronavirus crisis. From the very beginnings of the Covid-19 crisis, the government seems to have forgotten about education. The lack of discussion about schools in early stages of the Coronavirus crisis has continued set a trend for the … Continue reading EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION
In the third and final installment of our spotlight on LGBT+ history and the Labour Party, our LGBT+ Officer and Co-Chair Elect, Beth Nott, focuses on the 21st Century, and what the future holds. 21ST CENTURY The next piece of legislation promoting the rights of LGBT people as equal to the rest of society was … Continue reading OXFORD PRIDE 2020: AN INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 3