Endorsements

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“I have known Patrick for many years, during which his selfless work amongst disadvantaged young people has saved many lives. He is a passionate communicator who, through his twenty years’ experience helping young people and their families in the inner city, brings an important insight to the social justice debate, which needs to be heard and demands a response from policy makers.”
Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP, Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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davidlammy

“XLP and Patrick vocalise the questions that we must keep asking, their personal stories and thoughtful exploration of gang culture form a powerful call to action.”
Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP

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simonhughes

“Nobody knows or cares more about what is going on along the frontlines of our inner cities than Patrick Regan. And nobody is more effective or more passionate than Patrick in persuading others to take action to end the violence, injury and death. All those who care about Britain’s young people should read, mark and learn from Patrick’s experience, wisdom and determination to win back our streets for safety and respect.”
Rt. Hon. Sir Simon Hughes

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boris

“Patrick is a shining light in the voluntary sector’s efforts to offer young people positive life choices and in ensuring they do not become the unfortunate statistics of tomorrow.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

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MP-Buck

“As someone very concerned with gang and serious youth violence issues, I have been very impressed with what I have seen of the work Patrick and XLP have been doing. He has been working with young people in inner city London for over 20 years; we need to ensure policy is informed not only by academics and those working in Westminster but also by those working on the ground. I know myself and colleagues have benefitted from Patrick and XLP’s insights into the issues that many young people face every day in our city.”
Karen Buck MP

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HeidiAlexanderMP

“As a Member of Parliament for an inner London constituency, I am acutely aware of the need for organisations to run accessible yet inspiring projects that will realise change in our community and offer hope and support to our young people. XLP, led by Patrick Regan, is just such an organisation. Patrick is a compelling, experienced and thoughtful youth worker who, with his team, has put XLP rightly at the forefront of urban youth work.”
Heidi Alexander MP, Shadow Health Secretary