Labour’s John McDonnell backs homelessness prevention manifesto – video

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says The Big Issue's poverty prevention agenda would be at the heart of a Labour government – and he encourages voters to join our Activist Army

Labour’s John McDonnell has backed The Big Issue’s Poverty Prevention manifesto, and in a video released today – see below – says that people should become a part of our Activist Army.

The Big Issue recently launched a manifesto aimed at achieving social justice for all. Whilst Brexit dominates this general election campaign, there are many social problems that need addressing – including around poverty, health, social care, education, literacy, housing and pay equality.

We believe that these problems should be prevented from happening in the first place, and have called upon all the political parties to make prevention central to their plans. John McDonnell has said that a Labour government would do just that.

The Big Issue is right to put poverty prevention at the heart of this general election,” he says. “Fourteen million people in this country are living in poverty. That’s why we’ll work on the basis of that poverty prevention manifesto in everything that we do as we go into government.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launches the party's manifesto ahead of the 2017 general election.

We have asked for YOU to help us hold our political leaders to account, to challenge MPs to back The Big Issue’s prevention manifesto – a campaign which the Shadow Chancellor has also endorsed.

The Big Issue is right to put poverty prevention at the heart of this general election

“You can help in this campaign by supporting The Big Issue and become part of its Activist Army,” he says. “This is a critical issue facing our country, and we need your support for the Big Issue campaign.”

We believe poverty is indiscriminate.

Which is why we provide ANYONE whose life is blighted by poverty with the opportunity to earn a legitimate income.

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