The Bishop of Durham urges politicians to tackle social welfare

The Bishop of Durham has given his Christmas message Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Bishop of Durham is urging politicians to work together to tackle social issues, as part of his Christmas message.

The Right Reverend Paul Butler says many people are burdened by anxieties, around caring for themselves and their families. Where the future of welfare is concerned, the Bishop calls for co-operation between political parties, for the benefit of communities.