YMCA DLG Young People Meet Election Candidates

Our support workers and some of our young residents attended an event at the Brighton Foyer encouraging them to use their vote.

abour candidate Purna Sen and local Green Party MP Caroline Lucas were at the event where the young people were able to fire their questions directly at the politicians. In the end it was the young people that were answering Caroline and Purna’s questions as they sought to find out more about what young people need and want from prospective governments.

One of the topics raised by the young people was that of move on options from supported housing. This is a huge worry for a lot of young people as rent prices soar and some parties don’t have policies to help make it easier.

Both candidates seemed to struggle with the answer and wanted to find out more about what was already on offer.

Ben and Will (band 3 and band 2 YMCA residents) both said afterwards that it definitely made them think more about using their vote when it comes to Election Day on Thursday 7th May 2015.

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