Poverty across Glasgow has increased significantly in the last four years, according to a new report.

And the number of children in poverty where someone in the household has a job has also gone up to almost seven in ten in one part of the city.

Glasgow Central has the highest rate of child poverty of the seven city Westminster constituencies and also the biggest increase over the period.

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Figures form End Child Poverty Coalition showed the city’s seven constituencies to be in the ten highest in Scotland and the six worst are all in Glasgow.

More than four in ten children in the Central seat which includes Bridgeton, Dalmarnock and Pollokshields as well as Yorkhill and Anderston are in poverty, up from less than one in three, four years earlier in 2015.

Glasgow Times:

More than two thirds, 68%, of those children in poverty, live in a house where someone is in a job.

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And in the constituency with the lowest rate, Glasgow North West which includes Drumchapel, and Anniesland as well as more affluent areas like Jordanhill, there is still almost one in four children in poverty at 23.1%. It is a rise from 17.3 from 2015.

Every one of Glasgow’s seven Westminster seats has seen an increase and a rise in in-work poverty.

Campaigners want action from governments to make more cash available.

Glasgow Times:

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, is a member or the End Child Poverty Coalition.

CPAG is calling on both Holyrood and Westminster governments to take action to increase incomes for the poorest families.

He said: “We may all be in this coronavirus storm together, but we really aren’t all in the same boat.

“This official data shows the extent to which too many children have been cut adrift over the past four years and are already experiencing unacceptable hardship as a result of cuts and freezes to UK benefits.

“That’s why we are urging the Chancellor to strengthen the social security system by immediately increasing household income for those least well-off.”

He said the Scottish Government should make emergency payments to low income families and put the child poverty strategy at the centre of economic recovery.

Constituency               2014/15                    2018/19

Glasgow Central         30.6%                         42.2%

Glasgow East             20.4%                         25.1%

Glasgow North           19.2%                         24.7%

Glasgow North East    22.4%                         28.9%

Glasgow North West   17.3%                         23.1%

Glasgow South          19.3%                         24.9%

Glasgow South West  22.2%                         27.0%