While Michael and I were over at Scottish Conference at the weekend one of our student members Stephen McFarland, a student at Aberdeen Univeristy, asked if he could set up a Liberal Youth Northern Ireland page on Facebook. Both of us being old hands in the youth wing of our party of course jumped with glee at such a suggestion coming from the Youth members themselves.
You can visit and like the page Stephen has set up here.
Liberal Youth NI at present has no executive structure, but is a proposed youth wing of the local party of Liberal Democrats in Northern Ireland.
The primary aim is to represent the policies of Liberalism and Liberal Democracy to those between the ages of 16 and 25 in Northern Ireland. Encouraging political involvement in a part of the United Kingdom were the Liberal Democrats do not presently contest elections.
At present Liberal Youth Northern Ireland is not an affiliated member of Liberal Youth! But out of little acorns great oaks can grow.
If you are a young person living in Northern Ireland and want to get involved, click on the join us tab above. The youth joining fee is £6 which works out at 50p or half the price of a ‘broadsheet’ daily newspaper a month. If you are a student in any of the Northern Ireland Universities or Regional Colleges and interested in setting up a Liberal Youth Branch there contact us by email and we’ll be delighted to get in touch with you about how to do so.