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Young people’s vision for a better country

Blagrave Trust partner, the British Youth Council, has launched ‘Our Vision, Our Parliament’, a manifesto which outlines young people’s vision for the next Parliament.

The manifesto sets out the six priorities that they want the next government to address including better mental health provision for young people and an opportunity for young people to influence Brexit negotiations.

Young people want the voting age to be lowered to 16, mental health services for young people to be improved, the introduction of a real living wage for everyone, the restoration of funding for youth services, first aid taught in schools and the opportunity to actively participate and meaningfully engage in the Brexit negotiations.

The British Youth Council has written to 17 political parties – including the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, SNP and Labour. Each party has been asked to respond with their thoughts on the top six issues. All responses will be published ahead of polling day on June 8th.

 

Read the manifesto here.

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