Child poverty levels on the increase

The Child Poverty Action Group have published their latest report showing the levels of child poverty in each council area, ward and constituency. Read the press release.

The survey shows that levels of child poverty have risen since 2015, especially in the most deprived areas of the UK, where more than half of children are living in poverty. See the full data.

Draft comment

Commenting on the report, Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said: “This is an appalling indictment of a Tory Party that are failing to protect the most vulnerable in society.

“The gulf between children born in the richest and poorest families is widening, but Theresa May is more preoccupied with the gulf in her cabinet over Brexit.

Local Liberal Democrat [YOUR NAME] added: “When we fail our children like this, we fail as a society. The government must take action.”

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