About Leicester Labour Club
The aims and objectives of Leicester University Labour Club are:
i) To secure support for the Labour Party within Leicester University.
ii) To liaise with CLPs and Young Labour.
iii) To propogate democratic socialist views and the cause of the Labour Party.
iv) To work with Labour Students and within the Labour Party to campaign on student organisation, educational matters and student opinion on other matters of concern to the Labour Party.
v) To involve members in political and social events including speakers and debates on Labour politics.
vi) To increase youth involvement in the Labour Party as a whole
vii) To ensure that the Labour Party becomes a truly mass membership party that 'Makes Members Matter' by involving them in grassroots decision making processes.
IV: Labour's Aims and Values
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour, we will achieve more than we achieve alone; so as to create: for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.
To these ends we work for:
- a dynamic economy, serving the public interest, in which the enterprise of the market and the rigour of competition are joined with the forces of partnership and co-operation to produce the wealth the nation needs and the opportunity for all to work and prosper, with a thriving private sector and high quality public services, where those undertakings essential to the common good are either owned by the public or accountable to them;
- a just society, which judges its strength by the condition of the weak as much as the strong, provides security against fear, and justice at work; which nurtures family life, promotes equality of opportunity and delivers people from the tyranny of poverty, prejudice and the abuse of power;
- an open democracy, in which Government is held to account by the people; decisions are taken as far as practicable by the communities they affect; and where fundamental human rights are guaranteed;
- a healthy environment, which we protect, enhance and hold in trust for future generations.
- Labour is committed to the defence and security of the British people, and to cooperating in European institutions, the United Nations, the Commonwealth and other international bodies to secure peace, freedom, democracy, economic security and environmental protection for all.
- Labour will work in pursuit of these aims with its affiliated organisations such as trade unions and cooperative societies, and also with voluntary organisations, consumer groups and other representative bodies.
- On the bases of these principles, Labour seeks the trust of the people to govern.