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YF AGM 2014

Nov 17 2014 - The Young Fabians Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday November 15th 2014. The meeting was chaired by outgoing Young Fabians Chair James Hallwood. The new executive committee was introduced by incoming Chair Alex Adranghi.
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YF at FEPS Young Academics Network

Nov 17 2014 - The 15th seminar of the Young Academics Network of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies took place in Vienna between the 6th and 9th November 2014. The Young Fabians presence has increased to four following our recent call for new members. Two new members, Hannah Iqbal (Cardiff University) and Dee...
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China Foreign Policy Event

Nov 17 2014 - Young Fabians host event in Parliament with Shadow Foreign Officer Minister Kerry McCarthy MP
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Young Fabian Election Results

Nov 11 2014 - The votes are in for this year’s elections and the new members of the 2014/15 Executive are; Alexander Adranghi, Heather Vernon, Louie Woodall, Adebusuyi Adeyemi, Alvin Carpio, Martin Edobor, Ellie Groves, Ben West, Jessica Toale, Paulina Jakubec, Sophie Keenleyside and Sophia Morrell.
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YF Careers in Europe

Sep 04 2014 - On Tuesday 2nd September the Young Fabians hosted a workshop on careers in Europe. The main presentation was given by Jonathan Millins, Senior Policy Officer from the East of England Region. There was advice given on many possible opportunities of working in Europe. We were also joined by former Young...
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Scottish Campaigns Weekend

Sep 04 2014 - On Friday 29th August the Young Fabians campaigned in Scotland in East Dunbartonshire. The group was hosted by Labour PPC and former Young Fabian Amanjit Jhund and the delegation led by Young Fabians Secretary Alex Adranghi. The group campaigned on the doorstep with five sessions over the weekend focused around...
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YF Delegates to Sweden

Sep 03 2014 - The Social Democrats in Sweden are on the verge of a historic victory against the centre-right Alliance for Sweden coalition, the party has been campaigning hard against austerity and the negative politics of the right.
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YF at IUSY

Aug 23 2014 - Chair James Hallwood has been invited to speak at the International Union of Socialist Youth Festival in Malta as a representative of the Young Fabians. IUSY Festival brings together socialists from all over the world to meet and discuss key issues facing the broad international movement. James will be speaking...
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Stand for the Young Fabians National Executive

Aug 14 2014 - A call for nominations is now open for members who wish to stand for the Young Fabian Executive 2014/15.
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Networks Summer Social

Aug 04 2014 - The Health Network left politics behind in Westminster on Friday 1st August and went out and enjoyed some bowling instead, followed by great Indian food. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and an excellent opportunity to meet some friendly faces.
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YF Complete US Fellowship

Jul 31 2014 - 26-year old Young Fabian executive member, Alvin Carpio, has completed a six week tour of the United States as part of a prestigious fellowship programme. His trip, which took him to New York, Boston, Washington DC and Chicago, looked to understand how community leaders have campaigned for social change to...
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Job: Events and Office Assistant

Jul 31 2014 - The Fabian Society’s Development Programme provides one year paid appointments, which are designed to help people who are new to politics to gain skills and experience. The programme is streamed by job function to support participants gain understanding and skills in the area of their choice.
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YF Hold Online Internationalism Event

Jul 14 2014 - On Monday 7th, the Young Fabians hosted and Internationalism Ideas Series event to discuss some of these issues. We heard from the experiences of Pierre Kanuty from the French Parti Socialiste, Samuli Sinisalo from the Finnish SDP and Mattia Guidi from the LUISS Guido Carli School of Political Science in...
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FEPS Young Academic Network

Jul 14 2014 - On Wednesday the 14th FEPS Young Academic Network conference opened in Vienna, Austria. Young Fabians Secretary, Alexander Adranghi and member Richard Penny participated at the conference. The five day conference focused on building the network and providing a peer-review on submitted paper abstracts before arranging into working groups based on...
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Jobs: Research Roles at the FS

Jul 05 2014 - The Fabian Society is looking for two new researchers to join them. Researcher/Senior Researcher (£22,000 – £32,000 (plus 7% pension contribution) Research Fellow – Tax Reform (£15,864 per year, paid monthly (ie ESRC London maintenance grant))
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Why did you become a Fabian?

Jul 05 2014 - At this year’s Fabian Society Summer Conference, members young and old were asked the question: Why did you become a Fabian? The video was created by Young Fabian members, Camilla Clarke and Richard Brooker
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Get your young fabian wrist band!

Jul 04 2014 - Limited edition Young Fabian wristbands are available at Fabian and Young Fabian Society events. These wrist bands have been endorsed by Labour heavy weights such as Andy Burnham and Ed Balls, so be sure to pick one up.
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YF panel at Fabian Summer Conference

Jun 28 2014 - On 28 June, Chair of the Young Fabians James Hallwood moderated a panel debate entitled "Labour's pledgecard offer for young people" at the Fabian Society Summer Conference. The panellists were Bex Bailey, Young Labour's representative on the Labour National Executive Committee, Uma Kumaran, prospective parliamentary candidate for Harrow East, and...
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China-nomics Discussion in Parliament

Jun 23 2014 - On 23 June, the Young Fabian China Programme continued with a panel discussion in parliament on the implications of the growing economic impact of China. This event is part of a wider programme on the UK-China relationship.
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YF on Radio 4

May 28 2014 - Today aired the first a new series on Radio 4 to discuss and debate institutions that affect British life. In this episode focused on Trade Unions, Stephanie Akomeah our Under 20's officer was invited to join the discussions on trade union's appeal to young people in the 21st century.
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Health Network on NHS reforms

May 06 2014 - On Tuesday 6 May the Health Network led a panel discussion in Parliament to find an answer to the question ‘how can Labour reform the NHS without another top-down reform?’
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Local Government Network

May 03 2014 - The Young Fabians are building a new community to bring together young individuals working in local government - whether officers, councilors or candidates. We are very interested to hear from young people in local government to be part of this network and would like to invite you to express your...
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Internationalism Project Launch

May 01 2014 - On Wednesday we hosted the launch of the YF's Ideas Series project on Internationalism with Lord Jack McConnell. We covered a wide range of issues from what internationalism actually means in the 21st century to specific issues like Britain in Europe, UN Reform and how to make the case for...
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YF Closes Royal Society of Medicine Conference

Apr 26 2014 - Young Fabian Adebusuyi Adeyemi was a guest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine over the weekend, closing the first day of a two-day forum.
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YF Review Morning News

Apr 26 2014 - Young Fabian Treasurer Martin Edobor was a breakfast guest this morning on Arise TV. Martin took part in a discussion on recent news including the ongoing situation in Eastern Ukraine, the debate around e-cigarettes, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and UKIP.
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First YF Google Hangout (St George's Day)

Apr 23 2014 - On St George's Day, the Young Fabians were proud to host its first Google Hangout, asking the question "What is the future of the English identity?"
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Hip-Hop Karaoke Social

Apr 18 2014 - The Young Fabians, led by Ade Adeyemi the Membership & Partnerships Officer, had a great time at our Hip Hop Karaoke Social last month. It wasn't a typical karaoke evening and YF members enjoyed getting down and funky to some Hip-Hop classics in a packed and friendly atmosphere.
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Head of Partnerships and Events

Apr 22 2014 - The Fabian Society is recruiting for the senior post of Head of Partnerships and Events (£30,000 – £34,000 pa + 6 weeks’ holiday and 7% pension contribution) to lead the Society’s events and partnerships strategy and deliver an events programme, which includes some of the highest-profile events in British politics....
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YF Campaign in Wirral West

Apr 18 2014 - On the weekend of the Saturday 5th April the Young Fabians participated in the National Campaign Weekend in partnership with Young Labour and Labour Students in support of local and European candidates in the upcoming election. The delegation and subsequent social was led by Campaigns Officer Alvin Carpio and involved...
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YF speaking to Peterborough Fabians

Apr 16 2014 - Last Friday Young Fabian, Treasurer, Martin Edobor was a special guest at the Peterborough Fabian Society AGM, speaking on the important topic of the NHS reforms and social care. His talk focused on many elements of the Young Fabian Health Network Pamphlet “Irreversible: Health and Social Care in a Post-Coalition...
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YF Film Club Kicks Off...

Apr 10 2014 - On Saturday 1st of March, The Young Fabians Film Club 'kicked' off with the screening of La Haine. A French black-and-white drama/suspense film with a passionate look at racial tensions at a Paris housing project.
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China Programme Launch

Apr 08 2014 - On Tuesday 8th April 2014, the Young Fabians, in partnership with the Young Icebreakers and the LSE SU China Development Society held a panel discussion on ‘UK- Chinese Relations – The UK’s Place in the Asian Century: challenges and opportunities’.
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April Fools: YF to disaffiliate from Labour

Apr 01 2014 - At a national executive meeting of the Young Fabians last weekend, it was formally voted upon for the Young Fabians to disaffiliate from the Labour Party. Proposals from the Labour leadership to prevent this move were listened to with respect, but we as a committee felt that the future of...
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FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference

Apr 01 2014 - Our Chair, James Hallwood will be speaking at FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference (3rd-5th April) on the Friday morning discussing the topic of "Youth guarantee: Implementing and complementing" - alongside: Kaisa Penny, YES president Ignacio Doreste, ETUC Youth Officer for youth employment, EESC member Representative of SOLIDAR James will be...
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In conversation with...Douglas Alexander MP

Mar 26 2014 - Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, joined the Young Fabians for a wide-ranging discussion on the future foreign policy challenges facing the UK as part of a two-part series of events on Britain’s role in the world.
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New Members Reception

Mar 18 2014 - Yesterday James Hallwood and Alex Adranghi represented the Young Fabians Executive at a new members reception hosted by the Fabian Society. Packed with new members, staff and members of the various Executives the event included short speeches from shadow cabinet members Sadiq Khan and Rachel Reeves.
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School Talk On Socialism Given By Our Chair

Mar 15 2014 - King’s College School might not seem the most obvious venue for a talk on socialism, but our Chair, James Hallwood, was invited to speak to students about One Nation Labour and what socialism means in the 21st century.
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YF speak to Peterborough Fabians on Youth Engagement

Mar 12 2014 - James Hallwood travelled to Peterborough local Fabian Society to talk about the important issue of youth engagement with local members. It follows on from his chapter in How Labour Can Change Britain with the title "Generation Why Labour".
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"Is Socialism Back?" - YF speak at Birmingham Regional Conference

Mar 09 2014 - Joining a panel chaired by Ivana Bartoletti (FWN and Labour MEP candidate) and alongside Patrick Diamond, James Hallwood and Sophie Robson, Chair of the Young Fabians and Finance Network respectively, discussed whether socialism was back.
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Question Time Panel in Leicester

Mar 07 2014 - James Hallwood joined a panel that included a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner and a Liberal Democrat MEP to face questions from an audience of students, parents and teachers in Leicester.
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Young Fabians Campaigns Launch

Mar 17 2014 - On Wednesday the Young Fabians held the launch event to kick off their exciting campaigns programme for the year. They were joined by the Rt Hon David Lammy MP and Chair of the Fabian Society Jessica Asato, top campaigner Kirsty McNeill and Deputy General Secretary Marcus Roberts. The panel discussion...
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Poll Results: OMOV

Mar 17 2014 - In our last poll, 97% of supporters were in favour of the plans to change Labour leadership elections to "one member, one vote".
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One week till launch

Mar 06 2014 - It's exactly one week away until the launch of the Young Fabians' Campaigns Programme and we've got some good news - we will now be joined by the Rt Hon David Lammy MP and Chair of the Fabian Society Jessica Asato.
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Harrow Fabians Host YF

Feb 27 2014 - Harrow Fabians hosted Executive members, James Hallwood and Adebusuyi Adeyemi, for a talk on ‘public sector patriotism and the NHS’. The local Fabian groups are the backbone of the national Fabian Society and James and Ade received a warm welcome, challenging questions and some excellent insights from the local members....
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Britain's youth: attitudes towards the EU

Feb 23 2014 - On Wednesday 22 January 2014, the Young Fabians organised a panel discussion on the attitudes of young people towards the EU. The event was kindly supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK and hosted at Europe House.
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Finance Network hosts event on SRI

Feb 20 2014 - On January 28th, the Young Fabian Finance Network played host to a lively panel discussion and floor debate at Portcullis House on socially responsible investment (SRI) and the role it should play in pension scheme allocation of their stakeholder assets.
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Poll Results: Britain in the EU

Feb 12 2014 - In our last poll, 96% of supporters were in favour of the European Union with almost half supporting further integration with the bloc.
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YF Writing Workshop

Feb 12 2014 - The Young Fabians hosted a writing workshop last night with Scarlett Standard blogger and writer Emma Burnell and Left Foot Forward Editor James Bloodworth. Topics discussed included how to pitch an article, find your voice as a writer, deal with criticism and develop your social media profile. We are keen...
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YF at YL National Conference

Feb 12 2014 - Martin Edobor, our Treasurer, will be heading to Young Labour National Youth Conference on 22nd February. Joined by Young Labour members and other affiliates from across the country, James and Martin will be explaining about the Young Fabians’ work and how members can get involved.
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YF at Coast and Country conference

Feb 12 2014 - Our Chair, James Hallwood, is delighted to be speaking at the Labour: Coast and Country conference on 22nd February in Ipswich. Joining a panel that includes Jack Abbott, PPC for Central Suffolk and Matthew Percy, YMP for Suffolk, James will be speaking on the topic of Rural Youth, Education and...
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One Nation Ideas Series

Feb 04 2014 - With fewer than 600 days to go until the next general election, now is the time to flesh out our vision for 2015. This is the last chance to really impact the choices of the next Labour government, and we believe that it is important that Young Fabians make their...
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YF Campaigns Meeting

Feb 04 2014 - Young Fabians campaigning team led by Alvin Carpio launched last night with a meeting to define this member-driven programme for the year ahead. There was a great turn out with members with a wide range of campaigning background. If you were not able to make the meeting and would like...
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Upcoming: Writing Workshop

Feb 03 2014 - The Young Fabians will hold a writing workshop with Scarlet Standard blogger Emma Burnell and Left Foot Forward editor James Bloodworth on Monday February 10. This is your opportunity to ask questions about how to write about politics, pitch an article and get published. We'll be encouraging all participants to...
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Chinese New Year

Feb 01 2014 - It was the Chinese New Year yesterday, and the Young Fabians kicking off the first in our series of #FabianFriday by having dinner and drinks in London's Chinatown organised by Membership and Partnership Officer Ade Adeyemi. Traditionally, Chinese voters have the lowest turnout for all ethnic groups (Bitish Election Studies,...
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan 27 2014 - Later in the year, the Young Fabians will be hosting a Holocaust survivor to offer testimony from one generation to another of the horrific crimes committed by the Nazis.
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Better off than our parents? Hope and prosperity for the new generation

Jan 26 2014 - Our second event at Fabian New Year Conference was a discussion on the challenges facing our generation. Joined by Liam Byrne MP, Laurie Penny, Paris Lees, and Lord Stewart Wood, James Hallwood chaired a packed room with a range of views.
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YF One Nation Workshop With Lord Stewart Wood

Jan 26 2014 - Amidst the panel discussions and speeches, the Young Fabians were keen to hear what our members thought on a central plank of Labour’s message, One Nation. Chaired by James Hallwood and led by Lord Stewart Wood, a key architect of the One Nation message, the Anatomy-style workshop sought to explore...
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FS New Years Conference 2014

Jan 25 2014 - The Young Fabians are pleased to taking part with two events at today's Fabian New Year Conference. Our lunchtime fringe with Lord Stewart Wood launches our flagship One Nationism Ideas Series – a project that will incorporate a member-led pamphlet that explores what One Nationism is using the popular event...
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YF named “Rising Star”

Jan 24 2014 - Young Fabian executive member Ade Adeyemi has been named a "Rising Star" in healthcare by the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Ade, who chaired the Young Fabians’ Health Network in 2013 and is currently a member of the Young Fabian executive, was praised by judges for his excellent leadership skills. As...
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Happy Birthday to the Fabian Society

Jan 04 2014 - On January 4th 1884, one-hundred and thirty years ago in London, history was made. A Christian socialist group called the Fellowship of New Life was divided. Two competing primary objectives were tested, that of socialist spiritualism and another of economic and material affairs.
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New Website

Dec 30 2013 - The Young Fabians are proud to have partnered with Nationbuilder to delivery a new online platform. The platform will integrated previous distinct systems that the organisation has been using. Along with a new website, it manages the weekly email newsletter and connectivity to social media.
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Merry Christmas

Dec 25 2013 - Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 from the Young Fabian Executive.
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YF Co-options

Dec 22 2014 - The Young Fabian constitution allows the elected Executive to co-opt up to 5 officers to fill skills gaps and take up portfolios for the year ahead. We had some excellent applications and after a very hard set of decisions the Executive unanimously appointed the following officers:
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Caroline Flint joins the YFs for our Christmas Social

Dec 21 2014 - Our Christmas social and food bank collection was a huge success; with a great turnout, ten big bags of food collected for the local food bank and, of course, the wonderful Caroline Flint. Caroline spoke about the importance of the Young Fabian contribution to the Labour Movement and met attendees...
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Foodbank

Dec 20 2013 - The Young Fabians delivered ten packed bags of food donated by our members at the Christmas social to Westminster Chapel Food Bank. With donations ranging from staples like rice to little luxuries like chocolate, the food bank was overwhelmed by the generosity of members.
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Latest Edition of Anticipations

- In this edition, Anticipations explores the current housing crisis with Emma Reynolds MP, gets behind-the-scenes of Labour's radical new energy policy with Caroline Flint MP, and quizzes former Young Fabian Chair Seema Malhotra MP on the pamphlet she produced with the 1999/2000 executive committee: 'The Case for Socialism'.
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Finance Network Elections

Dec 04 2013 - e Young Fabians Finance Network met at their AGM on Tuesday led by outgoing Chair Lorna Russell. Three office holders were elected in 2014, Sophie Robson as Chair, Sophia Morrell as Vice Chair and Bramen Singnayagam as Secretary
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YF presence at Parliament Week

Nov 23 2013 - Executive members, Louie Woodall, Alexander Adranghi and Katharina Klebba met young people from across the country in Portcullis House for Parliament Week 2013. Along with other youth organisations, the Young Fabians engaged with future voters and explained the crucial work we do.
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YF Wreath laid at the Cenotaph

Nov 10 2013 - A proposal by James Hallwood to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Young Fabian Executive was carried out this evening by the 2013/14 Executive. A minute’s silence was held and a wreath was laid with the following words written: “ In solidarity and eternal gratitude”
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New Executive meets and decides roles

Nov 10 2013 - The new Executive met this evening to discuss strategy for the year ahead and assign portfolios to the non-constitutional officers.
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James Hallwood as new Chair

Nov 05 2013 - At a meeting of the Young Fabian Executive for 2013/14, James Hallwood was elected Chair of the Young Fabians for the year ahead. Topping the ballot of this year’s elections, James was previously the Secretary and Equalities Officer of the Young Fabians.
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