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Lib Dems call for creation of Youth Council

June 24, 2019 9:10 PM

Baroness Grender has written to Lord Agnew, a minister in the Department for Education, stating that the Liberal Democrats "are not willing to stand by and let the voices of young people be unheard for any longer".

Speaking ahead of the debate in the House of Lords, Olly Grender said: "For far too long the Tories have ignored young people and the issues that affect them most. The Liberal Democrats have called not only on the Government to support a package of measures that would genuinely improve the lives of young people, but also to create a UK Young People's Strategy Council which would put young people's voices at the heart of the executive. From Brexit to the housing crisis, from our cash-strapped education system to the climate emergency, the Tories are ignoring what young people care about. Liberal Democrats demand better. It is time the Tory cabinet was held to account by young people themselves. If they won't listen to us, they must at least listen to those whose futures will be wrecked if they don't change course."

Meeting members of the Vison Youth Cafe in front of their legal graffiti wall