Youth Event for Wandsworth Young People
Come to Burntwood School, Tooting, for a youth event. They'll be a panel of interesting political voices, with a Q & A - where the young audience is encouraged to ask questions to said panel.
On the panel we have Labour Councillor Candida Jones, Tooting councillor. She recently broke through a multi-million pound Wandsworth Housing Scandal, which was shown on BBC News at 10. She revealed that a rogue-letting agency called ‘Investing Solutions’ received £2.1m in housing benefit from Wandsworth council. The agent houses some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents in shocking conditions, while presenting themselves as a charity supporting homeless people.
Plus, we have Labour Councillor Mete Coban, Hackney councillor, one of the youngest in the country, at just 23. He also runs his own platform for engaging young people in politics, called “Dare to Dream”. He’s also a football scout for Southampton Football Club, and is chief executive officer for “My Life My Say,” which also aims to engage young people in politics. He also worked with Sadiq on the selection campaign this summer.
Our third panellist is Martin Edobor, an NHS Junior Doctor and National Chair of the Young Fabians, under-31 section of the Fabian Society a UK centre-left think tank. He is the founder and former chair of the Young Fabian Health Network, where he co-edited the publications "Closing The Gap” and "Irreversible? Health and social care policy in a post-coalition Landscape". He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, co-founder of Labour Campaign to End Homelessness and founding member of Consensus a non-aligned group aimed at fostering dialogue between different organisations within the Labour Party
More panel guests TBC.
The topic of conversation will be ‘Why is politics relevant to young people?'
The event is being run for Sadiq Khan for London Mayor campaign.
Please come along and ask your much important questions.