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Matt Rodda comments on child poverty in Reading East

New data from campaigning group ‘End Child Poverty’ shows that 21% of the children living in Matt Rodda’s Reading East constituency are living in poverty. This is a rise from the previous figure of 19.6% as reported in December 2015.

The ‘End Child Poverty’ coalition have released new statistics showing the extent of child poverty across the UK broken down by constituency, local authority and ward. Some constituencies are now showing more than half of the children living there are
growing up in poverty, compared to one in ten in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates. The figures also show the areas where child poverty is the highest and where the increases have been the greatest.

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