Saturday 23 November 2019 / 11:03 AM Angela Rayner / Education / Poverty

An entire generation of children are paying the price for Conservative cuts – Angela Rayner

Responding to an NEU report that shows teachers are seeing a 62 per cent increase in child poverty since 2015, Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said:

“This is yet more shocking evidence that an entire generation of children are paying the price for Conservative cuts.

“Children cannot learn properly when they are hungry. Shamefully it is our schools and teachers that are being left to deal with the consequences of these cuts, while the Tories have looked after the wealthiest.

“Labour will make tackling child poverty the priority it should be, giving all primary school pupils a free healthy meal every day, introducing a real living wage of at least £10 per hour, and transforming our social security system so that it is there for everyone who needs it.”