Anneliese Dodds MEP

The South East's Voice in Europe

Young Persons Question Time


Anneliese today visited The Abbey School in Reading to represent Labour at a Question Time event with local students. 

Anneliese debated representatives from other parties and answered questions from the audience.

Anneliese said "It was a real pleasure to be able to speak with students at The Abbey School about Labour's plans to make life better for young people. One of Labour's five pledges for the election is to create a country where the next generation can do better than the last, and that's why Labour are promising to 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.

"Many of the students I spoke to today will be voting for the first time in the general election in May, so it was fantastic to be able to make the case for a Labour government to them. Young people are less likely to vote than older generations, so opportunities like this, which get students talking about and engaging in politics, are really important."

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