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Michael O’Connor: Oxford County Council Candidate Profile

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

Starmer’s Speech: Connected to the Nation?

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?

OXFORD PRIDE 2020: AN INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 3

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