Countless polls and studies have reinforced the notion that young people hold overwhelmingly progressive views. This "Generation Left" could play a decisive role in shaping the future of politics, but it is not a given that the views of this generation are immovable under the structures of society. So what are the politics needed to hegemonise Generation Left and prevent its potential rightward shift? And how can this be squared with a politics that also appeals to older generations?
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Chair of Young Labour
Dr. Keir Milburn works on municipalism, economic democracy and political economy for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. His most recent book is Generation Left. He is a member of the Red Plenty Games Collective and co-hosts the #ACFM podcast on Novara Media.
Labour MP for Coventry South.
Marvina Newton is a community leader, activist, friend and mother of two. She is the Founder and CEO of Angel of Youths, Founder of My Queer Culture, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Leeds, Founder of United for Black Lives and Founding Executive Director of Black Allies Network.
Caitlin Lee is the branch chair of Unite Hospitality and Service Industries in Glasgow.
Young Labour gives young members a voice at the top of the Party, supports local Young Labour groups, and helps mobilise our movement at election time to get Labour into power.