Ken Livingstone has unveiled his youth orientated policies which he says are aimed at making the nearly two million Londoners under the age of 19 feel valued and secure.
The Mayor’s youth manifesto – A New Deal for Young Londoners -includes a £79million ‘youth offer’ which he says is “based on a commitment to invest real resources to young Londoners rather than the waffle and charity hand-outs favoured by Boris Johnson.”
To coincide with the publication of the manifesto mr Livingstone visited the the Boyztomen project in Kilburn which tackles social exclusion and underachievement amongst young men.
Speaking earlier today Livingstone said: “A quarter of London’s population is under the age of nineteen – they are the city’s future. Living in an exciting, thriving diverse world city offers London’s young people incredible opportunities, but it also creates unique problems for many of them.”