OULC rejects ‘Brown Sugar’

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Emily Benn has lost her bid to chair Oxford University Labour Club next term.

The niece of former cabinet minister Hilary Benn and granddaughter of socialist icon Tony Benn, Emily is currently the Labour party candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham in the upcoming general election. She is the youngest ever prospective parliamentary candidate.

She was recently described in a Telegraph article on young female politicians as one of “Brown’s Sugars”.

But on Tuesday night the University Labour Club rejected her bid along with prospective co-chair Emma King by around two thirds of the vote at a general meeting.

In her joint manifesto, Benn described the pair as “seasoned Labour campaigners.”

After the election they told Cherwell, “We’re disappointed but OULC is in great hands.”

The co-chairs elect will now be Stephen Bush and Keiran Cunningham.

 

 

 

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