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John Bird reacts to the outcome of the UK General Election 2024

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Keir Starmer has been handed the keys to number 10. So what now? Image: Flickr/ Keir Starmer

Lord John Bird, prominent anti-poverty campaigner, founder of the Big Issue and crossbench peer, has reacted to the outcome of the UK general election.

He said: “I’d like to welcome the many new MPs set to join us in Westminster in the coming weeks. I look forward to meeting and working with you to dismantle the poverty that traps so many of your constituents.

“To Sir Keir and his new Government, I say this – the people of the UK have put their trust in you. It’s now your responsibility to change things for the 14 million people in this country that live in poverty. For the 3.8 million people experiencing destitution, fighting every day to feed, clothe and keep themselves warm. The buck stops with you. There can be no greater priority for your administration than ending the moral stain on this nation that is poverty.”

-ENDS-

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