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Keep going with the cuts, and the Tories’ legacy will be countless childhoods destroyed by poverty

In parts of the country, a child is now more likely to grow up in poverty than not. If the government doesn't act now, their failure will haunt them for decades

By Dawn Foster  

Bethnal Green is one of the areas named in a new report on child poverty. Photo: PA

A child born today in one of four constituencies—in London, Bethnal Green and Bow, and Poplar and Limehouse, and in Birmingham’s Ladywood and Hodge Hill—is, after housing costs, more likely to grow up in poverty than not. New research by the End Child Poverty coalition lists the areas with both the highest child poverty and the greatest increase, with the two mostly eliding.

Child poverty in particular has worsened at a far quicker…

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