There is strong desire for change in Holloway. I have talked to over 200 residents in the past week. Me and my dedicated team of helpers, including one of the children I mentor, have delivered over 11,000 leaflets across the ward, and we have NOT finished yet.
Everyone I have talked to is concerned about the prospects for young people in Holloway. It was hard enough for future generations before the pandemic but COVID has made it even harder. Nationally unemployment for people aged 16-24 has increased by 10% in Dec 2020-Feb 2021 compared to Jan-Mar 2020.
My proposal to help younger people is to put a youth centre on every single estate, mentoring our youth and helping them into work. We will work with big businesses to finance these centres and then work within them to mentor and teach valuable skills.
All children need guidance and inspiration, nature requires that we nurture and protect our young. Labour have failed to do that. "Knife crime has increased 34% under Labour". Labour "was not interested" in knife crime and is "all hot air and no substance" according to Rakia Ismail, former Mayor of Islington.
I'm determined that our young people get the support that they need, I mentor kids and I'm fed up with them saying they are frightened of being stabbed. If we can’t protect our young then we have failed as adults.
I’ll be out every day meeting residents and trying to get Holloway to work for young people, please join me and help #saveonelife.