• Three manifesto promises the new PM must keep

    Once again, we have a new Government. And it looks a lot like the old one, only larger. Whatever else can be said for this election, young people and the services that support them were more visible in the manifestos of the major parties than any election in recent memory. We know because we read […]

  • Our statement on the new Government

    Following the General Election, the Conservative Party have formed a Government with Boris Johnson remaining as Prime Minister. Rosemary Watt-Wyness, our Chief Executive, said: We look forward to working with the Prime Minister and the new Government to champion young Londoners and to strengthen the community youth organisations that support them. We believe in the […]

  • Our summary of the Conservative Party Manifesto, GE19

    Ahead of the General Election on the 12th of December, the Conservative Party has published its manifesto. We have summarised the most relevant commitments for the youth sector below. Please note that slightly more detail about the party’s £500 million Youth Investment Fund was announced earlier this year. You can find similar summaries for other […]

  • Our summary of the Labour Party Manifesto, GE19

    Ahead of the General Election on the 12th of December, the Labour Party has published its manifesto. We have summarised the most relevant commitments for the youth sector below. Please note that more detail about the party’s plans for a statutory youth service was announced earlier this year. You can find similar summaries for other […]

  • Our summary of the Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto, GE19

    Ahead of the General Election on the 12th of December, the Liberal Democrats have published their manifesto. We have summarised the most relevant commitments for the youth sector below. You can find similar summaries for other political parties here. Youth sector commitments Accountable Local Schools Give local authorities with responsibility for education the powers and […]

  • Our summary of the Green Party Manifesto, GE19

    Ahead of the General Election on the 12th of December, the Green Party has published its manifesto. We have summarised the most relevant commitments for the youth sector below. You can find similar summaries for other political parties here. Youth sector commitments Shaking up central government Empower the Youth Select Committee, currently a learning programme, […]

  • How to vote in the General Election 2019

    On Thursday 12th December 2019, the UK will hold a General Election and elect a new Parliament. See below for some useful resources on how to be involved in this election. Find out why young people having their say is so important in this excellent blog from Harry Crumless, our Communications Officer. As each party […]

  • Will we see a ‘youthquake’ at the next election?

    We’re fast-approaching our third General Election in four years. Half the country seems to be in the throws of election hysteria, with the other half channeling their inner Brenda from Bristol. In the days following the 2017 general election, it was reported that there had been a ‘youthquake’. A quick glance at the press and social […]