Monday 18 November 2019 / 12:02 AM Margaret Greenwood / Poverty

Margaret Greenwood responds to TUC child poverty in working households figures

Margaret Greenwood, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to TUC figures that show child poverty in working households has risen by 800,000 since 2010, said:

“The Conservatives and Lib Dems should hang their heads in shame for nine years of austerity which has left working families struggling to feed their children, as shown by these new shocking figures.

“How we care for and protect our children is a mark of a civilised society. The TUC’s figures show just how badly Conservative and Lib Dem coalition governments have failed them.

“Labour will make tackling child poverty the priority it should be. We will provide 30 hours free childcare a week to all 2-4 year olds, free school meals to all primary school children and introduce a real living wage of at least £10 per hour for workers aged 16 and over.”