Gordon Brown has visited members of Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) to congratulate them on the results of the local elections.
Visiting on 21st July, he praised OULC’s “brilliant contribution to progressive politics in the University, the city and the country.”
Gordon Brown was in Oxford for the TED Global Conference in which he gave a speech on collective action to solve global problems.
Ben Lyons, co-chair of OULC said, “the results are a reflection of the consistent hard work put in by OULC members and supporters… I’m confident that we can continue to buck the national trend in Oxford.”
Labour gained four seats in Oxford in the June elections. The biggest gains came in student areas such as Isis, which contains Magdalen, New College and St Catherine’s. The Conservatives failed to make any gains in Oxford and the Oxford University Conservative Organisation (OUCA) did not actively campaign in the area.