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Chesterfield MP praised by charity for Child Poverty Champion pledge

The charity Child Poverty Action Group has praised Toby Perkins, the Member of Parliament for Chesterfield for pledging to become a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ working in his constituency to end child poverty by 2020. Mr. Perkins has also pledged to work in parliament on national action that will held end child poverty for all UK children.

 Shan Nicholas, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

“All the main parties have committed to ending child poverty by 2020, but Toby Perkins stands out as one of the first to have signed a personal pledge committing to action. It is important MPs understand the leadership role they can take in their area to bring partners together like local councils, schools, service providers and the voluntary sector, as well as showing public leadership by raising public understanding of child poverty in their constituency.

“Britain has one of the highest child poverty rates in Europe and this has an appalling impact on the life chances of many children. There is no reason why British children should suffer more than our neighbours and we are delighted that Toby is so strongly committed to ending child poverty.”

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