Parliamentary endorsement of Pathways 2 Progress

Karen Buck, shadow education minister and MP for Westminster North, praised Twilight Bey and the work of Catalyst Gateway’s Pathways 2 Progress (P2P) project in parliament yesterday. Ms Buck was speaking at a Westminster Hall debate about gangs and youth violence. Ms Buck said youth projects and the people working for them such as Twilight and P2P “do not receive sufficient recognition”, adding: “We are definitely seeing the benefits of gang initiatives in my constituency and [London]-wide, supported by some outstanding individuals and organisations.”

During the debate, MPs from both sides of the house lobbied Home Office minister for crime prevention, Jeremy Browne, to continue funding anti-gang projects beyond March 2013, following on from last year’s riots.