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Put the pressure on and help end child poverty

PUBLISHED: 11:28 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:19 22 July 2010

THE Saturday there will be a huge rally at Trafalgar Square to demand that the Government keeps its promise to end child poverty.

THE Saturday there will be a huge rally at Trafalgar Square to demand that the Government keeps its promise to end child poverty. The rally is being supported by over 100 national charities and organisations - and thousands of people are expected to attend.

When Labour came to power 11 years ago they promised that they would halve child poverty by 2010 and end it by 2020. In fact the amount of child poverty in this country, and particularly in London, is now rising. Four out of 10 children are living in poverty in one of the richest cities in the world.

The Labour Government seems to have forgotten its priorities, and will not do anything without significant and sustained public pressure.

So I hope that as many Islington residents and families as possible will join me and thousands of others on Saturday to hold the Government to account. The march will start at 12.30pm from Millbank to Trafalgar Square. The rally in the square will begin at 2pm (details on www.endchildpoverty.org.uk ). - Councillor Greg Foxsmith (Liberal Democrat), Town Hall, Upper Street, N1.


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