Liam Young is a left-wing writer and activist. Passionate about politics, he was inspired by his grandparents and their political involvement in their city of Lincoln, often helping out with political events even at the tender age of four years old.
At a private meeting with then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, ten-year-old Liam told the politician that he wanted his job. Since then, Young has not looked back.
Elected to the UK Youth Parliament in 2010, Young set about campaigning for youth engagement and for the voting age to be lowered to sixteen. Aged fourteen, he wrote a robust letter on the subject to David Cameron, arguing that "at the age of sixteen, you can marry an MP, you can legally have sex with them, you can join the armed forces and fight for them and you can pay taxes to pay an MP. The only thing you can't do is vote for them".
Having campaigned for Jeremy Corbyn to be elected Labour leader in 2015, Liam began writing for several outlets including the Independent, New Statesman, i Newspaper and VICE.
He can be considered as one of the very few commentators who accurately predicted the Corbyn surge as early as the month of Jeremy Corbyn's election to Labour leader. Liam also recently completed his undergraduate degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and is now Parliamentary Assistant to Karen Lee, the member of Parliament for Lincoln.
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S&S Signs Rising Labour Star Liam Young - September 2017
Agent: Natalie Galustian
Books by Liam Young