#iwill Ambassador Jonelle, whose question was not reached due to time constraints, said:
“Young people are determined to see an end to racism in our generation. I want to see the Labour Party put pressure on UK Government to implement recommendations of previous enquiries on racial discrimination. I hope that this conversation is not a one off, and that Starmer returns for future discussion in which this can be raised.”
Jonelle is a student and Head of News at Nottingham Student TV, where she produces and presents news shows to increase young people’s political engagement, as well as being a former Member of Youth Parliament for Croydon.
Dr Rania Marandos, CEO of Step Up To Serve, which coordinates the #iwill campaign, says:
“Young people need to know that leaders are listening and prepared to engage. That’s why the #iwill campaign has launched a national conversation with young people to make sure the voices of young people are being heard in this crisis.
Sir Keir Starmer is the latest in a number of leaders across the UK to actively engage with young people – including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams. We hope the Prime Minister will follow suit and commit to meaningful engagement with young people, including through holding a dedicated youth press conference.”