Hi there, it seems you’ve stumbled upon my blog! My name is Harry Fisher and I’m a young Democratic Socialist from Stainforth; a lovely little town in South Yorkshire!
I began getting involved in politics during the 2015 general election campaign. I was seriously hoping for Ed Miliband’s Labour to win the election, but sadly, that didn’t happen and I was left feeling down for a couple of weeks. After Ed resigned, I began following the Labour Party more closely and became involved in the leadership debate, backing Jeremy Corbyn for Leader. Since then, I have become active in local politics by attending town council meetings when they are open to the public and helping small businesses and charities with IT work.
I am a proud trade unionist, republican and mental health activist. I hold membership of the Labour Party as well as two socialist campaign groups – Momentum and the Labour Representation Committee (LRC). Momentum is chaired by Jon Lansman who formerly worked for the late Tony Benn, and the LRC is chaired by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP.
I have a great admiration for most politicians associated with the Labour movement – Clement Attlee and Nye Bevan in particular, and am incredibly saddened by the lack of credit they receive for their tireless work nowadays. The welfare state and NHS are integral parts of the average British citizen’s life and the achievements of the 1945-1951 Labour government must never be forgotten.
I supported the Labour Leave campaign during the UK’s 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union.