Labour members living overseas aged under 27 are launching a campaign to promote the group, which plans to officially form next year.
The Labour Party’s electoral campaign in 2017 changed a great deal of things overnight; it changed Brexit from hard to soft, the colour of our electoral map, and indeed the colour of many Tory MPs’ trousers.
It also spurred things into motion further afield. Young members of the Labour party living overseas saw hope and opportunity in the election result, and it led them to come together and try to form an organisation.
“It was a catalyst for a lot of us, it made us want to reach out and see what we could do,” said Patrick Jones O’Brien (USA) and Calum Paramor (France), the group’s temporary co-ordinators.
“There are 5 million UK citizens living abroad, of whom 2 million are eligible to vote. Of these, only 10% do. We strongly believe that we can change this.” …