I have been provided information from The Trussell Trust relating to the number of people who have had to access foodbanks in the constituency between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. This follows The Trussell Trusts publication of the full End of Year statistics.

In Delyn, between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019, 7,155 three-day emergency food supplies were given to local people in crisis, with 3,002 of these going to children.

Across the UK, food banks in The Trussell Trust network distributed 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to help people in crisis, a record rise of 18.8% on the previous year. Of these, 577,618 went to children. This is a measure of volume rather than unique users, and on average people needed two food bank referrals in the last year.

These figures come shortly after unemployment statistics demonstrate that people without work in Delyn continues to rise to 1,200 – or 3.7% of the constituency’s population. Read more “Foodbank use in Delyn”

I am infuriated by yet another rise in unemployment in Delyn.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in March 2019 was 1,200.

This represents a rate of 3.7% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.4%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in December 2018 to February 2019.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 245 higher than March 2018 and 30 higher than February 2019. Read more “Unemployment March 2019”

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions came to the House of Commons to deliver the devastating news that poverty was on the rise to 3.7million people and a rise in child poverty in particular.

I raised how some wards in Delyn have a child poverty rate over 40% and how unemployment continues to rise/ The UK Government have not got a grip on this and are presiding over a disastrous work and pensions policy.

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I am concerned by today’s unemployment figures that demonstrate that unemployment continues to rise in the constituency.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in February 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 3.3%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in November 2018 to January 2019. Read more “Unemployment: February 2019”