5,600 Children in Bracknell Forest are Living in Poverty – New Figures
The Conservatives might have other priorities, but Labour will put Bracknell’s families first – with a real plan to help get people through the cost of living crisis. New figures published this week by End Child Poverty reveal over 5,600 children in Bracknell forest are living in poverty – up by 350 since 2015.
Responding to the figures, Labour’s Mary Temperton said:
“The Conservatives crashed the economy – pushing mortgages and rents through the roof – and it’s no surprise that child poverty figures are soaring too as the cost of living crisis deepens. These aren’t just numbers – they are families and children struggling and being denied a positive start in life. Your labour council will do all we can to help these struggling families.”
Every year the End Child Poverty Coalition, together with the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, publishes data on the number of children living in poverty after housing costs, in each Westminster Constituency and Local Authority across the UK.
Across the UK 4.2m children are now living in poverty – up 400,000 since 2015. The full figures can be found here.