Your mayoral candidates debate: Young people

The five candidates are battling it out to become Mayor of Hackney

The five candidates are battling it out to become Mayor of Hackney - Credit: Archant

In the first of our new web series, candidates for Mayor of Hackney, tell you what they think about young people in the borough.

Independent: Mustafa Korel, a youth worker, explained that he had trained “over 2,000 young people” and strongly believed in giving them a voice. He proposed having two young Mayors, one male and one female, elected by secondary schools.

Lib-Dems: They praised Hackney’s initiatives for apprenticeships, and also the opportunities for young people to get into business, saying youth unemployment had fallen in the borough.

Conservatives: The party championed vocational training within local businesses and said local and national government had to create the right conditions for private companies to provide jobs.

Labour: Mr Pipe said he was proud of the borough’s youth parliament. He also praised the £15m spent on youth services across Hackney, and Morning Lane’s Fashion Hub for helping to prove jobs for young people.