MP backing clean water campaign

Houses of Parliament. March 6th 2012.
Houses of Parliament. March 6th 2012.

WANSBECK MP Ian Lavery is backing an international campaign to provide clean drinking water to some of the poorest parts of the world.

Mr Lavery pledged his support to the Water Works campaign at a House of Commons event hosted by Northumbrian Water for WaterAid, pictured.

“We are making steps forward to eradicating poverty,” he said.

“There is much work to be done, however, as 783 million people still don’t have safe water to drink, and around 2.5 billion are lacking adequate sanitation.

“Not having these essential services traps people in poverty.”