ALL of the candidates in the running to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader have thrown their weight behind the Mirror's call to increase child benefit by £5 a week to end the scourge of child poverty. Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey have backed our Give Me Five campaign – which seeks to lift 200,000 children out of poverty. Across the UK four million kids live in poverty – 500,000 more than when the Tories came to power in 2010 and began to drive through a range of welfare cuts. The Labour leadership hopefuls’ support comes ahead of the Mirror's leadership hustings in Dudley on Sunday, which will see the candidates answer your questions about how they plan to beat Boris Johnson . The Mirror is campaigning to take hundreds of thousands of children out of poverty Readers will also be able to hear from the five candidates for the deputy leadership: Angela Rayner, Rosena Allin-Khan, Ian Murray, Dawn Butler and Richard Burgon. The event will be chaired by Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips. Backing our campaign Rebecca Long-Bailey called on Boris Johnson to put the Mirror’s proposal in next week’s budget. The Shadow Business Secretary: "It's a… Read full this story
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