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20% of children 'in poverty'

New figures show that one in five British children live below the poverty line with a wide disparity in rates across the UK and within regions.

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Poverty affecting '20% of children' across Britain

New figures reveal the extent to which British children are living in poverty. The Campaign to End Child Poverty says 20.2% of British children are classified as below the poverty line, before housing costs. The top 20 parliamentary constituencies for child poverty in the UK are:

  • Manchester Central, 47%
  • Belfast West, 43%
  • Glasgow North East, 43%
  • Birmingham, Ladywood, 42%
  • Bethnal Green and Bow, 42%
  • Liverpool, Riverside, 42%
  • Poplar and Limehouse, 41%
  • Middlesbrough, 40%
  • Blackley and Broughton, 38%
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Central, 38%

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