Anneliese Dodds MEP

The South East's Voice in Europe

Young Persons Question Time


This evening Anneliese took part in a Young Persons Question Time event organised by Bucks Youth Parliament for local students in Aylesbury.

During the event hosted at Aylesbury High School, Anneliese made three short speeches on different areas – the first being social inequality, welfare and tuition fees, the second being the economy and the environment and the third area being the EU and wider foreign policy. Representatives from other political parties also had the opportunity to make speeches on these topics, before answering questions from the audience.

Anneliese said: “It was fantastic to be able to speak to young people about the policies that Labour has to improve our country. The questions from the audience were really perceptive and thought provoking, and I was very impressed by their quality.

“Labour are the only party that is offering real opportunities for young people: the next Labour government will massively increase the number of apprenticeships, reduce the tuition fee cap to £6,000, give 16 and 17 year olds the vote, and create a compulsory jobs guarantee, which would mean every young person who was unemployed for more than a year was able to get into paid employment.

“I think events like these are absolutely crucial in engaging young people in politics, and I look forward to further opportunities to make the case for voting Labour, and discussing what a Labour government will do for young people.”

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