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Health Inequalities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South 4:15 pm, 4th March 2020

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. Health inequalities between regions are stark, but there are also huge disparities across short distances. In my constituency, the life expectancy of men in St Michael’s is 13 years shorter than it is of men just 2.5 miles away in Stoneleigh, just south of Coventry. Does he agree that to reduce those shocking health differences, the Government need to tackle underlying economic inequality and systemic poverty, and reverse 10 years of Tory cuts?