Our delegates for the 2015 Labour Party Conference in Brighton
LICC is entitled to four delegates – 2 Ordinary Delegates, 1 Woman Delegate and 1 Young Delegate. Any member with 12 months membership of the Labour Party can be a delegate to conference.
As with previous years, cash is limited so we intend to sponsor One Ordinary Delegate with expenses of up to £500. Last year’s delegate was a man so, in accordance with Party rules, this year’s delegate should be a woman.
The other 3 delegate places will be offered to members who can self-fund their attendance.
This year following four delegates will be representing Labour International at Conference:
Jane Golding, Germany
A lifelong Labour Party supporter, I am the daughter of an international trade unionist and granddaughter of a British trade unionist. After studying law in the UK and France, I put myself through Bar School, specialised in EU Law, and my legal career has since taken me to four different countries. Not surprisingly then, I am a convinced European, and believe that the EU would be better with the UK at its heart, rather than on the margins. I am also a committed environmentalist and urban gardener, trying to live as sustainably as possible in Berlin, where I moved in 2009 with my Anglo-German family, and where I am building up an LI group.
Sam Mézec, Jersey
I am was born, grew up and now live in Jersey in the Channel Islands. I'm 24 years old. I joined the Labour Party at 18 years old as I spent 4 years living in London whilst training to be a solicitor. I was involved in campaigning in both the 2010 general election and London Mayoral elections before moving back to Jersey where I was elected to the local parliament as a candidate for Jersey's equivalent of the Labour Party. I came back to the UK for the 2015 election to campaign in a Labour/ Tory marginal seat.
Evan O'Connell, France
My name is Evan O'Connell, and I'm an ex-Londoner, currently living and working in communications and EU affairs in Paris - but have also lived, worked and studied in the US, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic and Botswana. I currently work for a public affairs consultancy, but previously worked on a major climate change project for a French government body, as well for a progressive democratic congressman in Washington, D.C.
A committed progressive, I am particularly interested in Britain's role with Europe and foreign policy, but also in environmental policy and climate change, social policy and health. In Paris, I am vice-chair for membership of the local Labour grouping, and am also a member of the French Parti Socialiste.
Esther Kelly, Belgium
I’m originally from Nottingham and now live and work in Brussels as a solicitor specializing in European Law. A life-long Labour supporter but relatively new member, I’m a keen European and really believe that continued EU membership is best for Britain. I’m also a strong believer that the UK should drop restrictions on voting for citizens living overseas. In domestic policy, my main areas of interest are healthcare, education, and women’s representation. This will be my first time attending conference and I’m really looking forward to it!