ELECTION candidates in Yorkshire are being urged by Shelter to sign a pledge they will help tackle homelessness and bad housing for children in the region.
The pledge asks prospective MPs in Yorkshire to back the charity's Million Children Campaign, aimed at ending bad housing for the next generation of children.
It also urges them to push for the Government to invest in the extra affordable homes needed by youngsters and families suffering at the sharp end of the housing crisis.
Latest figures show that 2,220 homeless households are currently suffering in emergency accommodation in Yorkshire.
Children who are homeless or live in bad housing frequently miss out on school, get bullied and suffer health problems caused by squalid conditions - including skin diseases, respiratory disorders and depression.