11 Jul 2019

MPs call for next PM to protect people living on breadline

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Two MPs are calling for the next Prime Minister to adopt a programme of reforms to protect people living on the breadline.
Over the past six months we’ve been following independent MPs Frank Field and Heidi Allen – who started off the tour as a Conservative MP – on what they have called “The Other Tour of Britain”, visiting foodbanks and community centres across the UK.
In Newcastle today they released their first report, saying the failure of the welfare state has left families destitute and reliant on handouts.