Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
As we get ready to leave the second lockdown and head into a tougher tier system for the foreseeable future, Luke Pollard MP wants to understand how this is affecting young people in Plymouth, and what can be done to support them.
Luke has decided to run a series of discussions called ‘Youth Voices for Change’, in which Luke will hear directly from young people the issues they are facing due to the pandemic.
This will be an informal discussion that will be held remotely and hosted by Luke, but led by Plymouth’s youth. In these sessions Luke hopes to understand the issues facing the youth during coronavirus and come up with potential solutions.
Luke understands that the pandemic has impacted young people enormously; from mental health, employment opportunities, accessing support, and school and university grading and experiences. Luke wants to meet to give young people the opportunity to share their views and learn from and engage with each other.
“Young people have been hit hardest by the pandemic, that’s why it’s so important young people’s voices are heard as, so they can be an integral part of our recovery.
I am particularly interested in making sure young people in Plymouth have access to as many education and training opportunities as they can, and there are good green jobs to go into afterwards. As Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, I am leading in developing Labour’s policy in this area, building on the Green Industrial Revolution.
I encourage all young people in Plymouth to join this call and make sure their voice is heard”
The first events of the series will be the under 18’s Zoom event on Wednesday 25 November, and the 18-25 event Tuesday 1 December. Both will be 5:30-6:30pm.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining, please register in advance with these links.
Under 18s Youth Voices for Change: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-iqqT0oGdyqy8MrX0Y9DqJeX83xAi8E
Over 18s Youth Voices for Change: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu-tqjMtG9G1ubALKeOhV53ltMZU3gDA