David Hanson, MP for Delyn, met Christian Aid campaigners at the party conference in Manchester last week and heard about the charity’s work, including its ‘manifesto’ for the 2015 general election.
David Hanson said, “It was great to meet the Christian Aid campaigners at the party conference in Manchester last week. Christian Aid is an excellent organisation working to tackle the root causes of poverty around the world, an issue which I know many people in Flintshire can about.
While at the conference I took the opportunity to hear from a range of organisations about their work to help those most in need. I look forward to continue supporting their cause in Parliament.”
Laura Taylor, Christian Aid Head of Advocacy, said: “We were very glad to meet David and have the chance to discuss how best the UK can help end global poverty and tackle the climate crisis.
Christian Aid is not party political and would never try to influence who is elected, but we know that poverty doesn’t happen by accident and that the policies that politicians choose to implement can have a huge impact on tackling poverty.
So we are trying to influence all parties’ General Election manifestos, by publishing one of our own. Our Contract With the World’s Poor outlines the policies we’d like to see all parties adopt. The UK can help to create a world in which poorer and more vulnerable people get a fairer deal.”
“It focusses on what the next Government can do to achieve a real step change in global development, in areas such as tax and climate change. The next Government really can take a huge step towards ending aid dependency in the developing world.
I encourage you to get involved here: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved”