Congratulations to Notre Dame alumna Annie Maloney, who’s just been elected as a Labour councillor for the Beeston and Holbeck ward.
Annie, who went to Garforth Academy before studying A-levels in Politics, History, and English Literature at Notre Dame, has long been a proud and active Labour Party member. She was an elected representative on Young Labour’s National Committee, representing over 100,000 young people, as well as being elected co-chair of her university’s Labour Club.
She now joins Gohar Almass and Andrew Scopes to represent Beeston and Holbeck as a Labour councillor, and we couldn’t be more proud of her.
Head of Department of History and Politics Allan Clifford isn’t at all surprised by Annie’s success. “Annie was an amazing student who was an active participant in our politics enrichment activities. As the Labour candidate in our Notre Dame 2015 Mock Election she ran an awesome campaign and I remember her giving a great husting speech to a packed assembly. Annie went on to win the vote by a huge margin.
Annie was already active in local politics outside of Notre Dame and her recent election as a Leeds City Councillor at such a young age just shows what young people can do to really help change our city for the better.”
Annie is delighted with her victory, and keen to get to grips with local politics and working for the community. “Thank you to residents of Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley Hall for putting your faith in me as your local Labour councillor. You have my absolute commitment, capability and passion. I hope to do you proud.”
We’re certain she will.
Annie is pictured above with Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn and fellow Labour councillors Gohar Almass and Andrew Scopes.