Sociology students at Haringey Sixth Form Centre contributed their demands to the People's Manifesto. They were very eager to participate in a project to give more power to Londoners, and selected three delegates: Lina, Celine and Berkan.
Of particular concern were policing, education, media and democracy. They decided to contribute five demands to the manifesto, and went for:
- Abolish university tuition fees.
- Create a genuinely independent media that employs journalism graduates.
- Place a civilian in every police station to monitor the police.
- Publish details of exactly what London taxes are spent on, and give people a direct say in how they are spent.
- Increase the minimum wage to the level of the London Living Wage.
Some in the group will be too young to vote at the 2016 London elections, but we feel that everyone who contributes to making the city how it is - including young people and migrants - should have a say over how it is run.
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