Single parents

Single-parent families are now so common that couples living with their children are the minority in some parts of the country.

Data shows there are seven Parliamentary constituencies where single-parent families make up the majority of households.

There are close to 2million single-parent families in the UK and we have the highest proportion of children brought up in one-parent families of any major European country.

The seven areas where single-parent families are the majority are in the urban hearts of London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

In one constituency, Lewisham Deptford, 58 per cent of households with children are headed by lone parents.

At the other end of the spectrum, in the rural district of South Northamptonshire just one in every 20 family units is headed by a single parent.

The figures, from a Freedom of Information request to the Office for National Statistics, were greeted with concern yesterday.

Lewisham is also an area where Black people are in a majority. Young black men tend to get women pregnant but then move onto another women. Their children end up in gangs as a result of being brought up without a father figure. The real problem is our welfare system that gives these young single mums free social housing and pays their rents and council tax without asking for anything in return. We should stop our something for nothing culture.

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