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Today I invited the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to visit my constituency of North Ayrshire & Arran to see for herself the devasting effects U.K. Government policies are already having on child poverty.

Two thirds of children living in poverty live in a household where at least one parent works and new independent analysis shows child poverty is set to increase dramatically by 2030.

This means that more and more of our children face growing up in poverty with all the negative impacts this will have on their life chances.

Please click the link below to watch the exchange.

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