Welcome to week 9! I know, I have no idea where the term went, either. This week, we have 2 great events, one of which every member of Warwick Labour should do their best to attend!
Warwick Question Time
Wednesday, 6:00pm, Room TBC
At long last, Politics Society is holding another Warwick Question Time! These are always great events which ignite fantastic political debate and give us all a chance to clap loudly at any point we agree with. This Wednesday, Vice President Robert Ankcorn is taking the stand for Labour, and he is sure to do a brilliant job. Come along and support him!
The Eastleigh by-election, the downgrading of the UK’s credit rating, and the turmoil of Italian politics. Could there be a more exciting time to have a Question Time event?
The provisional panel is:
Warwick Conservative Association
Warwick Liberal Democrats
A representative of the new Sabbatical panel
Once again David Dimbleby has turned down requests to chair the panel.
That’s this Wednesday at 6pm in an as of yet undetermined room – keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates. See you there!
Warwick Labour’s Annual General Meeting with Mark Ferguson
Thursday, 6:30pm, MR4/5 (SUHQ)
That time of the year has arrived once again: it’s time for Warwick Labour’s Annual General Meeting! This is where we elect the executive committee for the following year, so if you have any interest in our society, then please do try and make it!
This year we’re proud to welcome Mark Ferguson to speak at our event. Mark is the founder and editor of LabourList, an influential online blog which I’m sure most of you have used at some point. It’s a cracking resource for all things Labour and is something which ConservativeHome has nothing on! Mark will be delivering a talk on the current state of the Labour Party and what an online and social media presence can do for campaigning. This is sure to be a great talk from a unique speaker, so it would be great to see a lot of you there!
Following Mark’s talk and Q&A session, we’ll get on with our elections. Full details of all the available positions and the relevant procedure we utilise is detailed on our website at https://warwicklabour.org/about/elections/.
Any paid-up member of Warwick Labour can nominate themselves for election, and you can stand for up to two positions.
To nominate yourself, or somebody else, for a position then send an email to our society account at: email@example.com. You can also send a manifesto which will be distributed on the night.
Please bear in mind that to vote in our elections, you do have to be a fully paid up member of Warwick Labour. I’ll be printing off our membership list at 6:00pm on Monday 4th March so, if you’re not on it by then, you will not be able to vote. This is in line with SU rules of ensuring the “electorate” is confirmed 3 days before polling takes place.
Our talk and AGM will take place in Meeting Room 4/5 in SUHQ on Thursday 7th March at 6:30pm. Following the event, we will most likely depart to the Terrace Bar or elsewhere for post-election festivities.
I really can’t stress enough how important this event is in Warwick Labour’s calendar. If you think this year has been absolutely amazing, or if you haven’t been along to a single event but really want to get involved next year, then please do try and make our AGM – this is your chance to have a say on how your society is run!
That’s MR4/5 on Thursday 7th March at 6:30pm. See you there!
So, as you can see, a very important week in Warwick Labour’s calendar – please come along to our AGM on Thursday and have a say in how you want the society to be run for the following year. Get involved!
So, for potentially the final time I can write this, hopefully see you soon,
The 2012-2013 Warwick Labour Exec. 🙂