Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara’s statement in support of the End Child Poverty Campaign

BK MEN 2Barbara has written a blog in support of the high-profile End Child Poverty Campaign. Participating in an ePolitix online debate, she also praised the Prime Minister's promise to introduce legislation to enshrine in law Labour's pledge to end child poverty by 2020.

Barbara said:

“The work of the End Child Poverty Campaign is invaluable in keeping child poverty at the top of the Government's agenda. The thousands who marched earlier this month to 'Keep the Promise' shows how strongly the British people support measures to eradicate child poverty.

“I was delighted to hear the Prime Minister's promise to introduce legislation to enshrine in law Labour's pledge to end child poverty by 2020. In areas of my own constituency, families living in deprived areas need continuing action to help them lift their family incomes. The introduction of the minimum wage, the New Deal, Child Tax credits, and the Child Trust Fund have all contributed to improving children's lives. But continuing action is also needed to ensure that in the future no child in this country lives in poverty.”

The debate can be found online at http://www.epolitix.com/epolitixblogs

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