About us – Overview
Young Labour is the youth wing of the New Zealand Labour Party. All members of the Labour Party under the age of 26 are members of Young Labour. Our membership comprises a diverse range of young people from around New Zealand and our supporters have many different backgrounds, ideas, and interests. Young Labour fights for the Labour Party principles of equality, freedom, and fairness; for empowering people and giving them real opportunities and choices in life.
So is Young Labour just for wannabe MPs?
No, absolutely not. While it is true that many of our members go on to become Members of Parliament, many more do not. You don’t have to have any desire to want to run the country to join a political party; just a desire to want to see positive change in your local community and on a national level.
Through Young Labour and Labour you can gain invaluable information, experience, and access to activism and policy debate. You can participate in and organise campaigns, fight for bold policy changes, take part in candidate selections, and to generally help shape the direction of the Labour Party and through Labour, the direction of New Zealand. Indeed, Young Labour is renown as both the activist base of Labour and as a strong voice within it. We are both about supporting the wider Labour Party and challenging it where we see fit.
How do I get involved?
How do I find out more?
I’m glad you asked. Checking out our Branches and having an explore of the rest of the content on this website is a good place to start. Our Information Booklet (pictured above) is also a very detailed and good read. As always, we are also happy to answer any questions you may have, just send us an email.