7. Mar, 2018


At *20 minutes 33 seconds a Tory MP for Leicestershire at PMQS made the startling claim that there is no rough sleeping in the county at all holding it up as an example of how to tackle rough sleeping in the UK.

Only what he stated was a blatant lie according to this newspaper which quotes some figures.

Bear in mind the 31 rough sleepers they found in just the city of Leicester alone does NOT represent the real number of rough sleepers in the city. You can bet your bottom dollar the number is actually far greater. Alas, this does not take into the consideration the rest of the county of Leicestershire so the true number is not zero at all but is in all likelihood a few hundred at least.

More than 100 volunteers scoured streets and parks last week to try to get a picture of the problem