Bridget Phillipson Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South
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.
North-east England overtakes London as UK’s child poverty hotspot