Talking to Students at Leeds University

I recently went to speak to the students from Leeds University, invited along by the Labour Club – which is going from strength to strength.

It was well attended by students of all, and no particular, political persuasion. I’m always disappointed when people say young people are becoming less interested in politics.

The students I spoke to had plenty of questions and strong views. I was asked about a range of subjects from student loans and tuition fees, to the threat of the BNP, education, crime and social work.

It’s really important, in the run up to the general election, that we can have these sorts of events, to talk to people directly and find out what matters to them. Students are incredibly important in shaping the debate, and it was great to be able to have this conversation.

I want to wish Leeds Labour Club the very best for this forthcoming year, and I look forward to having an opportunity to speak to them again soon.

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Posted December 4th, 2009 by Ed