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Wales is only part of the UK to see rise in child poverty

Commenting on the shameful news that Wales was the only nation to see an increase in child poverty last year, Shadow Minister for Social Care, Children and Young People, Janet Finch-Saunders, said:

“This shocking news sadly just confirms what Welsh Conservatives have been saying for a long time, that the Welsh Government is failing again and again to improve the lives of younger people in Wales.

“Not only are our children vulnerable to dangerous healthcare as new-borns thanks to a shortage of midwives and maternity units in special measures, but then we see them join a struggling education system that’s repeatedly at the bottom of the UK tables thanks to poor management by the Welsh Government.

“This lazy Labour-led Government is repeatedly failing to be held accountable for the inexcusable problems we’re seeing our younger people face, blaming the UK Government but failing to explain why it’s devolved Wales that repeatedly suffers the most.

“We should be raising a generation that takes Wales forward for a strong future for our country, not putting hurdle after hurdle in front of them”.

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