On 10th May, Leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, visited Leeds City College to launch his education policy.
Joined by politician Angela Rayner and Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, the party announced their plans for further education, which includes restoring student grants and the return of the education maintenance allowance.
Students from across the college attended the event at Printworks Campus, which was a great opportunity for them to be more involved in politics, democracy and have a vital voice on their future.
Members of the Students’ Union were on hand to speak to learners about the importance of registering to vote and the impact they could make.
Following the Labour party’s speech, Jeremy Corbyn took a mini tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and spoke to students in the catering kitchens, engineering department and motor vehicle workshops, stating that ‘skilled young people are the future of our economy.’