LATEST unemployment figures reveal that youth unemployment is now at a record high, with one in five young people unable to find a job. I am deeply concerned that the rise across Ealing and Acton since October 2008 is now a staggering 59 per cent.
These figures make grim reading for Britain and locally for Ealing and Acton residents. Labour has written off a generation of young people who are finding it harder and harder to get work and it is yet another example of Labour promises of a better future turning to dust.
The Conservative Party has drawn up plans to 'Get Britain Working' as a matter of urgency. In particular it offers more support to young people by the creation of hundreds of thousands additional apprenticeships and training places to prevent a generation being cast adrift.
It is vital that we help get our young people into work, in order to give them the start in life which will help them to flourish and prosper in the future. That way we all benefit.
Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Ealing Central and Acton