In-work poverty

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has said Labour will end the scandal of people who are in poverty even though they are in work. 

This follows a statement from the Labour Party committing to end in-work poverty over the course of a Parliament.

A new Social Justice Commission would replace the current Social Mobility Commission, and a new Minister for Social Justice would be based in the Treasury.The aim of the policy would be to raise living standards by expanding free public services and creating a fairer social security system.

Stephen Hepburn MP said:

“I do not accept that poverty is OK and that people are left behind. We need a radically different economy so that parents aren’t forced to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their children or the unemployed teenager doesn’t give up on job interviews because they cost £5 in bus fares each time.”


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Meet your MP


Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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