Learning from Leeds Poverty Truth: How to improve the representation of people living in poverty?
Low-income citizens are much less like to formally engage in the political or policymaking process. For example, it’s estimated that just 53% of social class DE voted in the 2017 general election compared to 69% of social class AB. This presents a real challenge for trying to make sure public institutions and services reflect and respond to the needs of all citizens. When interviewing people about their recent experiences of the welfare system, I found that low-income, unempl