The highest rate of child poverty in the UK.
The steepest increases in child poverty in the UK.
11 children in each classroom of 30 growing up in child poverty.
A damning indictment of what 12 years of Conservative government has meant for our region.
And now a parade of Tory leadership candidates are promising billions of pounds in unfunded tax cuts alongside cuts to universal credit and public services, pushing even more children into poverty.
This is a disgrace.