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MP highlights scandal of East Lancashire 'hungry children’
10:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
AN MP has raised concerns over the increasing numbers of children facing hunger as they head off to school.
Hyndburn MP Graham Jones, says he fears the issue particularly affects families forced to deal with bad landlords.
Mr Jones said: “At a primary school in Hyndburn last week, a head teacher told me of the shocking rise at her school. The situation in Hyndburn is shocking and the fact that we allow the next generation – toddlers in many cases – to go hungry is scandal.
“It affects privately rented homes where landlords rip off tenants with sky high greedy rents and poor conditions.” Mr Jones is also supporting Save the Children’s highlight of the issue through their latest report Child Poverty in 2012.
In response to the issue of child poverty nationally Save the Children is launching its first ever fundraising appeal for UK work. The appeal, backed by Mr Jones also highlights the physical and emotional strain poverty has on children and parents.
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