Tuesday 10 December 2019 / 6:45 AM Ian Lavery / Poverty

Lavery responds to Conservative candidate’s comments on food banks

Ian Lavery, Labour Party Chair, responding to the Conservative candidate for Bassetlaw’s comments on food banks, said:

“It is a scandal that so many families are going hungry in one of the world’s richest countries.

“Food insecurity has soared in Britain since 2010, with many food bank users in employment. No one chooses to be unable to afford food. Yet Tory candidates do not care that their austerity has pushed so many people into poverty.

“In this election there is a clear choice: five more years of poverty and inequality under the Tories, or vote for Labour to end foodbank Britain and bring about real change.”