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Child poverty figures reveal Tories are failing most vulnerable

January 24, 2018 1:10 PM

Commenting on the report from the End Child Poverty coalition revealing that in some areas of the UK more than half of children are living in poverty, Layla Moran MP said:
Layla Moran (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
"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.

"When we fail our children like this we fail as a society. The government must take action."

Southampton Lib Dem Spokesperson for Children's Services Maureen Turner added:

Maureen Turner"According to today's report, 30% of children in Southampton live in poverty - several percentage points above the national average, and nearly double that of our neighbouring authorities.

"Through no fault of their own, our nation's children are bearing the brunt of the Conservatives' austerity agenda, and budget cuts at both the national and local level.

"We should not have to put up with this."