Jenny Jones, the Green party candidate for Mayor of London, has unveiled her policies to help young people get “a better deal”.
Proposals include campaigning to bring back the Educational Maintenance Allowance and extending the London Living Wage.
Ms Jones also says she would help the capital’s 16-24 year olds by “creating 150,000 high quality apprenticeships, generating jobs and creating a graduate scheme”.
Speaking during a visit to a youth project in Brixton, Ms Jones said: “As Mayor I would treat the needs of young Londoners as an absolute priority, not an afterthought, whether through the policies of City Hall or by standing up to Westminster over education cuts.”
Candidates for Mayor include Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones (Green party), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Lawrence Webb (UKIP) and Boris Johnson (Conservative).