On Monday, I asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green MP, on the actions being taken by the Government to tackle youth unemployment.
As you know, recent figures showed that youth unemployment increased in Delyn in January 2017. This was a shocking failure by the UK Government in ensuring that the young people in Delyn have the jobs and opportunities that previous generations have had. If the Government fail to turn round this trend it could lead to a generation of people being locked out of work.
I called on the Government to ensure that the investment into the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is spread to North Wales. I have been part of the Mersey-Dee Alliance, a group of MPs, Councillors and businesses, who are campaigning for better links with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
The Secretary of State did not comment on the rise in youth unemployment, which demonstrated to me a Government unwilling to invest in North Wales.