What our newly elected Mayors have said they will do for young people.

West Yorkshire – Tracy Brabin

Young people to have more opportunities with clear routes to get the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.   With employers and colleges to develop a West Yorkshire promise- a soft skills accreditation which every college student in West Yorkshire would receive.

Creating a region of learning with an new skills and training system, supported by a  joined up employment support offer across the region delivered locally, an all age careers advice and guidance programme helping people at any stage in life to achieve their ambitions in the world of work.

Increase access to culture and sports for all children, including the Poet laureate scheme that will continue to 2028.  Mayors grass roots sports fund enabling community sports to access grant funding for equipment helping to widen access into sports such as netball cricket and rugby league.

To invest in youth future hubs , the price of vital services to support those at risk from criminal exploitation.

Focus on Crime and Safety – bringing a child first lens to tackle old folks of violence within our communities.  Continued commitment to replicate violence against women and girls, establishing A dedicated safety of women and girls unit alongside West Yorkshire Police.

to build 5000 new affordable homes and a programme to insulate all social homes.

Changes to public transport- buses and trains – to have local control of all buses and spades in the ground on a tram system.

Climate change – measures including the rollout of the White Rose forest action plan 2025 to 202030.

 South Yorkshire – Oliver Coppard

Protect young people by intervening early to prevent knife crime, taking a zero-tolerance approach when knife crime happens.

Make South Yorkshire the best place in the country to walk wheel and cycle for children with an ambitious plan for active travel centred around schools

Test and trial free travel on public transport for young people in South Yorkshire.  We will develop that free fares policy for young people to create true freedom and choice for South Yorkshire’s next generation. Better access to public transport for young people has the potential to radically improve access to education and training, while saving families hundreds of pounds every year.

Recognise the right to safe, secure and warm housing for every person who lives here.

Put the voices of our communities at the heart of our climate transition through our Citizens’ Assembly, and by running a Youth Climate Assembly, giving our young people the chance to shape those decisions too.

York and North Yorkshire –  David Skaith  

has 6 board aims –

Deliver a cost of living recovery plan by supporting families to put more money in your pocket, building affordable housing and boosting business.  Young people must be given the option to buy a home in York and North Yorkshire

Fight for more GP and dentist appointments with better healthcare facilities for local neighbourhoods to help tackle soaring NHS waiting lists.

Tackle crime and antisocial behaviour investing in our police to be tough on crime and tough on its causes across urban, rural and coastal areas alike.

Connect our communities with a new transport system with affordable fares, new bus routes and a Mayor’s Pothole Fund to make our roads better for all.

Champion York and North Yorkshire to attract investment in our communities and always fighting for the best deal for our region.

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