Former Liberal Democrat deputy leader Vince Cable has joined the growing number of political heavyweights endorsing The Big Issue manifesto, which puts prevention at the heart of tackling poverty and homelessness.
“The Big Issue have made it their mission to put this at the top of the agenda in the 2017 general election, and they’re absolutely right to do so,” he says.
“Fourteen million people across Britain live in poverty, and 78 billion is spent dealing with the terrible consequences,” adds the party veteran.
“But poverty isn’t just an economic challenge, it’s a very personal one. Every single person living in poverty has their own circumstances and their very personal needs. Nobody should experience poverty.”
The Big Issue has asked for YOU to help us hold political leaders to account – to become part of our Activist Army and challenge MPs to back The Big Issue’s prevention manifesto. Along with other party leaders, Vince Cable is on board.