#YouthFriendlyMP Campaign 2014

#YouthFriendlyMP Campaign 2014

MP’s Should lead the way on Youth Friendly behaviour

We believe that all MP’s should be championing young people and youth employment in their communities especially at a time when youth unemployment levels remain stubbornly high. Our MP’s work for us, and we know for young people aged 16-24 youth unemployment is one of their biggest concerns, and rightly so. This is why YEUK is leading the campaign to call on every Member of Parliament to become Youth Friendly within their own offices and then to act as a Youth Friendly ambassador in their constituencies. On the 9th of July 2014 MP’s from across the UK will be invited to sign up to the national Youth Friendly badge at a parliamentary event being held by YEUK in partnership with the All-Parliamentary Party Group for Youth Unemployment. At the event YEUK will provide support to all MP’s to help them understand the practical steps they can take to create a youth friendly constituency.

Skills Minister & Youth Friendly Employer Matthew Hancock MP with Laura-Jane Rawlings and Ayath Ullah

Many Members of Parliament already support youth employment in some way in their constituencies, some offer work experience or support careers events and talks in schools.  The Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP and Labours Andy Sawford MP are both Youth Friendly badge holders. Youth Employment UK CIC and the All-Parliamentary Party Group for Youth Unemployment want to see more MP’s championing this good practice and using their influence to encourage better youth engagement in their communities. We need the support of young people, employers, and educators to work with us to lobby MP’s right up until the event on the 9th of July to ensure as many MP’s sign up as possible. See how you can get involved with this campaign by clicking on the links to the side.  You can also contact us at info@youthemployment.org.uk for more information.

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YEUK Campaigners & MP’s

MP’s who have confirmed attendance at the #YouthFriendlyMP event so far…

Name Constituency Party
Pam Nash MP Airdre & Shotts Labour
Debbie Abrahams MP Alton East and Sandlleworth Labour
Helen Goodman MP Bishop Auckland Labour
Simon Kirby MP Brighton, Kempton Conservative
Julian Brazier TD MP Canterberry & Wiltshire Conservative
Sir Bob Russell MP Colchester Lib Dem
Anne Milton MP Constituency Guilford
Andy Sawford MP Corby Labour
Rosie Winterton MP Doncaster Central Labour
Mr Sammy Wilson MP DUP East Antrim
Tim Loughton MP East Worthing &Shorham Labour
Teresa Pearce MP Erith & Thamesmead Labour
Michael Connarty MP Falkirk East Labour
Ann McKechin MP Glasgow North Labour
Caroline Dinenage MP Gossport Conservative
Diana Johnson MP Kingston upon Hull North Labour
Greg Mulholland MP Leeds North West Lib Dem
David Rutley MP Maccelsfield Conservative
Pauline Latham OBE MP Mid Derbyshire Conservative
Roger Gale MP North Thanet, Kent Conservative
Chloe Smith MP Norwich North Conservative
Andrew Stephenson MP Pendle Conservative
Sarah Champion MP Rotherham Labour
Gordon Henderson MP Sittingborune Conservative
David Amess MP Southend West Conservative
Andrew George MP St Ives Lib Dem
Margot James MP Stourbridge Conservative
Peter Aldous mP Waveney Conservative
Tim Farron MP Westmorland and lonsdale Lib Dem

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For further information: Contact us by phone on 01536 680916 or email us at info@youthemployment.org.uk

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