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CohCwJOVIAA3O9aMUCH more needs to be done to help the one in five Barnsley children living in poverty, according to MP Dan Jarvis who is taking his fight to tackle the matter to Parliament.

Mr Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has called for action to reduce child poverty as he launches a new report on the subject.

The report, which builds on his previous report into the issue, calls for a number of measures at a national and local level to bring down levels of child poverty in Barnsley and across the country.

He is also putting forward a Bill in Parliament that will set a legally binding target for reducing child poverty and require the government to report on what it is doing to meet that target.

Source: http://www.barnsleychronicle.com/article/dan-jarvis-calls-for-more-poverty-action