Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield. has joined 44 other Conservative MPs to launch the Manifesto for Strengthening Families.
The Manifesto for Strengthening Families calls on the Prime Minister to adopt a series of eye catching policies to support families and reduce family breakdown.
Contained in the Manifesto are 18 policy recommendations to address the epidemic of relationship breakdown in this country. Almost a quarter of backbench Conservative MPs have endorsed this Manifesto and are pressing the Prime Minister to make tackling family breakdown a major part of her plan to ensure Britain is a ‘country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few’
Britain has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the world with almost half of all young people no longer living with both their parents by the time they sit their GCSEs. For children growing up in our poorest communities this figure shoots up to two thirds.
Maria Caulfield MP said, “As the Prime Minister returns to Downing Street after the Summer recess this Manifesto ensures that she will be well-equipped to make tackling family breakdown a top priority. If we want to address some of the biggest issues facing people up and down the country, such as soaring levels of childhood mental illness, stubbornly low rates of upwards social mobility, addictions, housing shortages and loneliness in older age, looking at how to strengthen family relationships is the place to start.
“I hope that the Prime Minister will see fit to use as many of the policy ideas from the Manifesto as possible as I believe that they have the potential to really make a difference to the lives of so many people across the country.”