Local MSP Neil Findlay has joined the Poverty Alliance in marking this year’s Challenge Poverty Week, which will run from 5-11 October.

The week gives an opportunity for anti-poverty groups and activists to join in fighting against the scourge of poverty, inequality and deprivation, which is only deepening in society during the pandemic.

Every day marks a different theme whereby the Poverty Alliance outlines how we – as a society – can reduce and eventually eradicate poverty.

The themes are, redesigning our economy; social security; tax; care; public services; communities and work and jobs.

Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay believes wholesale systematic change is needed to eradicate poverty once and for all.

Local Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay said:

“Poverty and inequality blight the lives of so many in West Lothian and across Scotland. This is worsening throughout the pandemic where thousands have lost their jobs and so many are struggling to make ends meet.

“If we are to seriously challenge, and eradicate, poverty, then we need real, wholesale change. That means secure, fairly paid jobs and investment in public services and communities. It is time that the UK and Scottish Governments listened and used their powers to end poverty once and for all.

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