My Private Member's Bill sets out to introduce a target to reduce Child Poverty. As in life, if you want to achieve something in Government, it is useful to set a target. I believe setting a target would help realise a common purpose to tackle child poverty, which includes communities, employers and government at every level.
In December 2016 I asked the Government a series of Parliamentary Questions that revealed how deeply their cuts had affected Sure Start and Children's centres.Read more
This has felt like the longest and most difficult of years. Whilst every year brings its challenges, 2016 has had an extraordinary ability to surprise, confound and disturb.
We are living through the biggest increase in relative child poverty in a generation.Read more
In response to my parliamentary question, the government admit they have abolished the Child Poverty Unit. So they now have no target, no unit and no intention of ending child poverty.Read more