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How did the media and politicians in the UK discuss poverty in 2015?

This report assesses how politicians and the media spoke about issues relating to poverty and people living in poverty during the 2015 election campaign, and how accurate these representations were.

Written by:
Amy Sippitt and Alessia Tranchese
Date published:

This report helps readers to judge:

  • whether the public debate during the election campaign accurately reflected the realities and causes of poverty;
  • if the presentation by the media and politicians of poverty and welfare reform issues were accurate.


Ballot papers being counted during an election.

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