It was inspirational to participate in the event last night in East London with Young Labour – bringing figures from across the entertainment sector to show that young people will not be cowed by those who use terror to divide communities and silence them.

More generally, young people have paid a heavy price for the Conservative Government’s austerity failure.

It is no surprise therefore that there is a resurgence of youth engagement in politics -; a phenomenal 453,000 young people signed up to vote on the final day of registration alone.

Labour will not let the Tories hold young people back.

That’s why Labour

will build a National Education Service, abolish university tuition fees and reintroduce EMA.

build a million new homes, stand up to unfair landlords and reintroduce housing bene t for under-21s.

will ensure young people get access to mental health services – including counselling services for all children in secondary schools.

will introduce a Real Living Wage of £10 an hour for all by 2020 and ban zero-hours contracts.

stand up against racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism, and will fight to remain part of the Erasmus programme so young people can study abroad.

will lower the voting age to 16 years old.

Every young person has potential that should be realised and a voice that must be heard!


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