SHADOW education secretary Stephen Twigg MP visited Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College (WHWLC) as the borough received mixed news on youth unemployment.
Latest figures released last Wednesday (16/11) showed the number of 18-24 year-olds out of work in the Hammersmith constituency had risen by 10 per cent to 3,983.
But there was better news in Chelsea and Fulham with the number down by two per cent to 1,915.
Labour MP Mr Twigg chose EHWLC, in Gliddon Road, to launch an attack on the latest capital-wide figures alongside Mary Creagh MP, shadow environment secretary.
The pair spoke to students and unveiled their plan to tackle the problem which includes tax breaks for small businesses and scrapping the planned VAT increase.
Mr Twigg told the Chronicle: “I have been very impressed with the youngsters here today who were very mature and eloquent and very aware of the challenges they face when they leave to join the workforce.
“The Tory Mayor of London and his allies in Government are making the wrong long-term choices for Britain's economic future by squandering the potential of hundreds of thousands of our young people.”