Boosting skills and education

I believe schoolchildren should be taught essential life skills when they are at school such as how to cook, how to budget, how mortgages work and how to sew.

I have spoken with many organisations across the region, who have all highlighted a major shortage of skills and staff.

To help plug the gap, I want to see tuition fees for students studying STEM subjects and modern foreign languages cut and fees refunded for those who choose to work as doctors, nurses or teachers.

I also want to see more emphasis put on ICT and coding in classrooms, and schools educate children on different world cultures to give them a better understanding of the world.