Young Labour have put out a release on their AGM and Executive elections. They had a creditable 70 attendees, as being their largest turn out. It would have been even larger if they hadn’t evicted one young activist just because he was wearing a Ronald Reagan t-shirt!
They have also planted some trees to offset their carbon usage of 3.3 tonnes. That’s 0.000000014% of the problem solved.
Oh and even worse luck, the trees won’t help much in the long term, as Wikipedia says: “Significant concern arises from the fact that carbon sequestered in the newly planted trees will be again released as CO2 when the tree dies and decays, thus merely postponing the negative impact of the man-made increase in CO2”
So Young Labour are permanently responsible for their 0.000000014% of global carbon emissions. Future generations of Young Labourites will have to keep replanting the trees when they die.
Listed below are those who got elected onto the Young Labour Executive. One can only call it inclusive with 23 people on it – that makes it even larger than Cabinet! But it is genuinely great to see so many people wanting to be involved.
Many years ago we would have Young Labour vs Young Nats debates on campuses. They were great fun.
Anyway names and some links below. Hopefully Trevor Loudon has already started profiles on some of them.
President Meg Bates
Vice President Sonny Thomas
Maori Vice President Kapu Waretini
Secretary David Do
International Secretary Eric Goddard
Treasurer Glenn Riddell
New Zealand Council Tony Milne
Policy Council Rep James Kennelly
Communications Peter Wilson
Rangatahi Recruitment Kieran Brown
Maori Liaison Amelia Dalley
Pacific Island Rep Leah Rees
Women’s Rep Sophia Blair
Rainbow Rep Jordan King
Affiliates Rep Jeremy Greenbrook-Held
Auckland/Northland Rep Rochelle Rees
Auckland/Northland Rep Stephen Cooper
Waikato Georgia Farrell-Summers
Central North Island Julia Haydon Carr
Wellington Rep Rita Lowe
Northern South Island Holly Griffin
Southern South Island Ashley Murchison
Immediate Past President James Coyle