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Archive for August, 2011

Friday 21st October 2011: 7pm: Labour Students start of the year drinks reception

"A chance for new DMU and Leicester University Labour members to get together and meet with existing activists and Leicester’s local MPs. The event is an informal get together for drinks and a chat. Feel free to bring a few mates down as well. We hope to see you there!"

RSVP: on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/qOEPQo

Tuesday 1st November 2011: 6pm: DMU Labour hosts the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith

"We are delighted to host the former Home Secretary and Labour MP, Jacqui Smith, for a Question and Answer session to kick off our 2011/12 calendar of events. The evening will be open to all students, staff and Labour activists."

RSVP: on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/qkEiZe

Email dmulabour@gmail.com or Tweet us @dmulabourclub

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The provisional GCSE results released yesterday show that all of Leicester’s Schools passed the new government target of 35% of students getting at least five A* – C grades including English and Maths. There were some remarkable improvements most notably New College which went from 28% last year to 44%.

This is the result of hard work by students, staff and parents. You can read about this achievement in the Leicester Mercury. The Mercury opinion piece entitled “GCSEs are a real success story for city” and it’s statement that “The challenge now is to sustain these improvements and build on them further.” is absolutely true.

We’re sure Leicester Schools will continue to improve and we will play our part in ensuring that happens.

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Big Young Labour Debate

August 19, 2011 by

Leicester Young Labour and the DMU Labour Club are holding an event on Thu 25th August from 6-9pm at the Unite the Union Office (Transport House), Burleys Way. You can sign-up at Facebook.

This event is aimed at Young Labour members, but anybody supportive may attend!

THE DEBATE TOPICS WILL BE:

  • Is capital punishment ever justified?
  • Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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The City Mayor, in interviews today with BBC Radio Leicester and the Leicester Mercury, highlighted how all but one of the 100 pledges in 100 days had been achieved since taking office in May. The achievements, which covered the breadth of the Leicester Labour Party manifesto, set the tone and pace of the City Mayor’s administration in these early days. It shows that a Labour administration in Leicester can make a considerable difference to the city and people’s lives.

Tough challenges remain with the Tory-led Government having cut £30 million off Leicester City Council’s budget just for this year alone. Peter Soulsby remains committed to delivering the manifesto on which he stood within the 4 years of his term of office and ensuring Leicester remains a proud and confident city even in the face of harsh economic conditions, which have only been exacerbated by a slowing economy and high inflation which is hurting people more and more each day.

You can download a copy of the 100 days programme report from the City Mayor’s website.

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A Government committee chaired by Leicester East MP Keith Vaz will launch a "wide-ranging" inquiry into the riots when parliament returns in September.

Read the full story in the Leicester Mercury.

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