Child poverty – another reason to vote Labour

Here’s another good reason to vote Labour – the increase in child poverty.

Here are the figures for Croydon for the End Child Poverty campaign. All Parliamentary constituencies can be seen at

http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/poverty-in-your-area-2016

Looks like Gavin Barwell’s support for austerity, bedroom tax, etc is not helping families in Croydon Central.

Percentage of children in poverty, Oct-Dec 2015 BEFORE HOUSING COSTS AFTER HOUSING COSTS
Parliamentary Constituency and wards*
Croydon Central 20.76% 32.77%
Addiscombe 19.50% 30.66%
Ashburton 16.57% 26.59%
Fairfield 20.32% 31.76%
Fieldway 26.64% 41.77%
Heathfield 17.73% 28.01%
New Addington 26.16% 40.50%
Shirley 16.60% 26.59%
Woodside 21.35% 33.72%
Percentage of children in poverty, Oct-Dec 2015 BEFORE HOUSING COSTS AFTER HOUSING COSTS
Parliamentary Constituency and wards*
Croydon North 23.25% 35.91%
Bensham Manor 23.59% 36.25%
Broad Green 23.74% 36.74%
Norbury 20.73% 31.99%
Selhurst 24.98% 38.63%
South Norwood 23.04% 35.80%
Thornton Heath 25.09% 38.37%
Upper Norwood 18.89% 29.79%
West Thornton 23.80% 36.49%

 

Percentage of children in poverty, Oct-Dec 2015 BEFORE HOUSING COSTS AFTER HOUSING COSTS
Parliamentary Constituency and wards*
Croydon South 13.28% 21.40%
Coulsdon East 11.69% 19.05%
Coulsdon West 8.26% 13.52%
Croham 14.78% 23.61%
Kenley 12.37% 19.89%
Purley 13.24% 21.33%
Sanderstead 9.09% 14.73%
Selsdon and Ballards 10.36% 16.64%
Waddon 20.83% 33.04%
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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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