Liberal Youth Elections 2013… Non Portfolio Officer: Charlotte Curry

I am a caring, thoughtful teenager who has fought against unfairness, bullying and for those who have lacked the confidence to speak up for themselves. This is one of my strengths according to my form teacher.

I am currently on a recruitment drive in Darlington to increase the number of youth members. This will greatly reduce the average age for members in Darlington and hopefully increase the number of active members. This will also give the youth of Darlington a voice that can be heard. In 2013 I plan to set up the first Lib Dem Youth group in Darlington for many years and have been told by my party that we will be an integral part of the party and will have a say on the Party’s Exec.

What I stand for: Fairness and equality for everyone. It is as simple as that, or at least it should be. If everyone was equal and treated fairly we would be achieving at least a third of your parties manifesto.

I am currently a co carer with my mum for my disabled grandparents and this has made me far more aware of the difficulties disabled people have in society today and how unfair they can be treated. I will also campaign on issues for the disabled community.

What I want to do if elected to the Executive is support the membership drive. As the larger Lib Dem Youth gets the bigger its voice is and that means the more we will get done. I will also look at diversity of our membership to see if we are representing everyone. I know this is a big issue that the party is dealing with and so should be reflected with the same drive in the Youth section. I am also keen to be part of the fundraising team as I think there is plenty of fun and innovative ways we could raise our profile and get some essential funding. I am very much a team player and will eagerly work with the executive on many of the projects that may start during 2013.

I am not a person for writing many written words but more a person of action. I would like you to consider having an active person like me on the Lib Dem Youth Exec and will vote for Charlotte Curry in the election.

Voting in the Liberal Youth elections opens on Friday 3 May and continues until 12 noon on Wednesday 29th May. All candidates for the contested officer positions have been offered a 500 word piece on Liberal Democrat Voice to be published by the opening of voting. You can find out more about the elections and read all the candidates’ manifestos on the Libertine and if you are a member of  Liberal Youth you can ask them questions on their National Liberal Youth Chatbox on Facebook. Discussion also takes place on the #lyelects tag on Twitter. 






* Charlotte Curry is standing for the post of Non Portfolio Officer in the Liberal Youth elections

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