HUDDERSFIELD people have been urged to lobby their MPs to help end child poverty.
The Campaign to End Child Poverty charity has asked people to contact MPs to discuss child poverty levels in their constituencies and what is being done to tackle the problem.
The charity held a “Visit your MP day” yesterday as part of a month of action.
A list of the 20 constituencies with the worst rates of child poverty has been drawn up.
Manchester Central tops the list, with 52% of children living in poverty.
In Yorkshire, Leeds Central has the highest number of children in families out of work, at 39%.
The national average for the number of children living in families with benefits is 20%.
Huddersfield is not on the worst 20 list. It has 26% of children in families that are on benefits.
In Dewsbury the figure is worse at 30%.
In the Calder Valley, just 14% of children live in poverty.
For details about the campaign visit www.endchildpoverty.org.uk