Four million children in the UK are currently living in poverty, according to Green co-leader Caroline Lucas.
That’s the correct estimate for 2015/16 looking at ‘relative poverty’ once housing costs were taken into account, fact-checking charity Full Fact believe.
This hasn’t changed significantly in recent years.
Relative poverty looks at households with less than 60% of the median income that year. There are other ways to measure poverty, though, which give you different figures.
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