Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, Dan Jarvis MP, will be in Corby today (Monday, September 10) to launch the next part of Labour’s ‘Listening to Corby and East Northamptonshire’ campaign.
Dan and Labour’s Andy Sawford will visit Tresham College where they will engage with some of the town’s young people to launch Andy’s ‘Young People’s Survey’.
The survey, which is being sent to 5,000 young people throughout Corby and East Northamptonshire, asks for their views on a variety of issues such as employment, tuition fees and apprenticeships.
In addition, the survey will also be available online at www.andysawford.org.uk.
Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, said: “It’s important that the issues and concerns of everyone in Corby and East Northamptonshire are listened to so I am delighted to be here in Corby today to launch Andy’s Young People’s Survey.
“This government doesn’t care about how hard their policies are making life for young people. They promised to create jobs but scrapped the Future Jobs Fund and the number of unemployed young people has gone through the roof. They abolished the EMA and trebled tuition fees to £9,000 a year.
“The people of Corby and East Northamptonshire deserve better. Andy Sawford will always put local people first.”
Mr Sawford said: “Some people say politicians are all the same. I am trying to knock on every door, listen to local people and explain how I’ll try and do things differently.
“That’s why it is important to me that I hear the views of young people from right across Corby and East Northamptonshire. I grew up in Northamptonshire and I remember what it was like around here in previous recessions. I know it’s tough for people leaving school, going to college or university.
“I’ll campaign to bring new investment and jobs to this area – particularly for young people. The first step to attracting the jobs and investment we need is to get this area established as an Enterprise Zone.
“This would help businesses grow and create new jobs.”