An inspiring talk for a Saturday morning – John Loughton on his journey from poverty in Edinburgh to talking to world leaders

John Loughton grew up in poverty in Edinburgh. He is a truly inspiring character. In this video he talks about his life and how he founded a youth leadership organisation that has worked with thousands of young people across the world.

John is a member of the Liberal Democrats and if you look at his Wikipedia page, you’ll see just some of the things he’s done and the powerful circles in which he has moved.


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  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 21st Feb '15 - 3:36pm

    Begone with your Edinburgh football rivalry, Mr F. Everyone knows it’s only Inverness Caley Thistle that actually matters:-).

  • This is what I joined our party for. I tried to give power away through tenant participation when a Chair of Housing. I am no longer active because I’m disabled by M.E/C.F.S. but I long to see plans for this sort of change in our manifesto. Where are those plans? We have nothing to lose so what aren’t we taking radical steps to reduce poverty? I am so glad John is a Lib Dem because if he can stick with us then I have hope.

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