Over Half Of The Children In My Constituency Live In Poverty - It's A Disgrace

My constituency Bethnal Green and Bow sits between the glittering towers of the City of London and Canary Wharf.  The financial services and the digital businesses creating wealth and opportunity are on our doorstep. Yet for more than half of the children in the area, poverty creates a barrier to them ever getting anywhere near the opportunities right on their doorstep.

New figures released this week revealed that my constituency has the highest rate of child poverty in the UK.  According to the End Child Poverty coalition, over 54% of my local children are growing up in poverty; an 11-point increase since 2015.

Read more from Rushanara Ali for Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/child-poverty_uk_5a6af095e4b0ddb658c53bbb