A "lost generation" is becoming a reality(May 14, 2012)
Mark is angered at statistics that show Preston has the 9th highest increase in long term youth unemployment in the country, in the last 12 months.
Statistics shows that long term youth unemployment has increased by 346% in the last year. Out of 650 parliamentary constituencies Preston is ranked 9th for the change in long term youth unemployment.
Mark said: “ The statistics are a damning reflection on the economic policy of this Coalition Government. The tragedy is that it is young people paying for the mistakes of David Cameron and Nick Clegg. My fear is that they are creating a lost generation of young people.”