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Labour secured an opposition day debate this week on the rising levels of inequality and poverty in our country and how this is placing a roadblock to social mobility.

I couldn’t help but raise my utter exasperation that at a time when we keep getting told there is no money left by the UK Government, one of the contenders for the job of Prime Minister – Boris Johnson MP – wants to give a tax cut to those earning between £50-£80,000.

At a time when unemployment in Delyn remains above 1,000 people for 9 consecutive months, over-75s are losing their free TV licences and child poverty in some wards is at 30% I believe there are much better uses for this money.

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I have denounced the utter failure by the UK Government to reduce unemployment in Delyn as figures show that unemployment remains above 1,000 people and has increased since April 2019.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in May 2019 was 1,185.

This represents a rate of 3.6% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.8% in February to April 2019.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 225 higher than May 2018 and 15 higher than April 2019.

There were 260 claimants aged 18-24 in May 2019, 60 higher than May 2018.

Delyn has now had more than a 1,000 people unemployed for 9 continuous months. Read more “Unemployment: April 2019”

This week I met with End Child Poverty to discuss their research which found that child poverty, after housing costs had increased by 2% in Delyn. This means that 1 in 4 children in the constituency now live in poverty.

The End Child Poverty coalition has published child poverty rates for each constituency, ward and local authority across Britain. The research is carried out by Professor Donald Hirsch and Dr Juliet Stone at the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University. They have applied a technique called Small Area Estimation used by other research bodies such as the Office for National Statistics and World Bank, which considers the relationship between large national surveys and local administrative data to calculate levels of child poverty at the local level.

Child poverty is asking MPs to support a number of measures: Read more “Child Poverty in Delyn 2019”

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I am concerned that unemployment has remained above 1,000 people in the constituency. Meaning that the last time unemployment dipped below 1,000 was August 2018.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in April 2019 was 1,170.

This represents a rate of 3.6% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.8% in January to March 2019.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 160 higher than April 2018 and 5 lower than March 2019.

There were 260 claimants aged 18-24 in April 2019, 40 higher than April 2018. Read more “Unemployment: April 2019”