Vince Cable has warned that young people in Manchester are being robbed of opportunities by the Government's push for a hard Brexit and that Labour is failing to stand up for them.
The former Business Secretary today attended a drop-in session for young people to discuss careers and training at The Place, a community centre in Fallowfield, before campaigning alongside Liberal Democrat candidate for Manchester Gorton Jackie Pearcey.
Several young people raised the issue of Brexit and said they were concerned about their ability to get a stable job in future. This comes as surveys have found many companies are more cautious about hiring new staff amid growing economic uncertainty.
Sir Vince Cable commented:
"Young people in Manchester are seeing their future opportunities robbed from them by this Government's drive for a hard Brexit.
"Many of those I spoke to today are worried about what the future holds and how much harder it will be to find a decent job if the economic situation worsens.
"Labour are failing these young people by refusing to stand up against a hard Brexit and fighting amongst themselves instead of providing a decent opposition.
"It's about time Manchester had an MP who will stand up for local jobs and provide a real opposition to this Government.
"Jackie Pearcey is a fantastic candidate who has served this area for decades, she will be the strong local champion Manchester Gorton needs and deserves."