Seaside poverty (2): Cornwall

… the county’s six Conservative MPs are doing their “damnedest” to raise awareness of the poverty problems.

He says: “Politicians come down to Cornwall on holiday. They have their second, or maybe third home here. They have pictures of their family having a lovely time and just think ‘Oh, can there be poverty in lovely Cornwall?’”

“It is a beautiful place. But when you live and work here, the beauty is tinged because you know you’ve got this underlying poverty.”