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David Do­herty from White­hills said: “I think the prob­lem es­sen­tially lies with cen­tral then lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

“I also think there needs to be more jobs for folk and yet again the To­ries are squeez­ing the work­ing class. The cuts to ben­e­fits are also an is­sue for a lot of fam­i­lies.” Stephen Tay­lor from The Mur­ray said:“It’s ter­ri­ble in this day and age that any­one is liv­ing in poverty but es­pe­cially chil­dren. I think politi­cians need to do more.” David O’Neill from The Mur­ray said: “Sadly, it’s not just kids liv­ing on the bread­line – it’s all ages. Even fam­i­lies where two par­ents are out work­ing are strug­gling to give their kids ev­ery­thing they want to. A lot of it has to do with ben­e­fit changes as well and there just aren’t the job op­por­tu­ni­ties in EK now.” Es­ther Wil­son from Green­hills said:“I think the fig­ures for child poverty are ter­ri­ble. I think it is down to gov­ern­ment and life­style – but prob­a­bly more so gov­ern­ment.

“It’s also a strug­gle for folk to get work.”

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