Can Ken Livingstone deliver on his mayoral EMA promise?


Ken Livingstone has promised to reinstate the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) to students across the capital if he is elected Mayor in May.

There were protests last year after the government abolished the scheme which pays students aged 16 to 18 a weekly allowance of up to £30. Sceptics say Mr Livingstone will not be able to find the money.

The BBC's Karl Mercer talked to Mr Livingstone, Andy Wilson, principal at Westminster Kingsway College, and Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council.

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