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

Amy Sippitt and Alessia Tranchese

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.

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.


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