We’ve counted up an incredible total of 969,992 votes from every corner of the country. From these results, we can announce that the top five issues that young people have said affect them today are:
1. A living wage
Everyone should be able to live comfortably. Everyone aged 16 or over should be paid at least the Living Wage of £7.85 per hour (£9.15 in London).
2. A curriculum to prepare us for life
Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum.
Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.
4. Mental health
Services should be improved with young people’s help and mental health education should be compulsory and challenge stereotypes.
5. Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish
All young people should work together to combat racism and other forms of discrimination, and ensure we know the dangers of such hatred.
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