Shock study on babes born

A NEW analysis from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that a baby born in Harlesden, is expected to die more than ten years before a child born in neighbouring Kensington, just a 13 minute drive away. Life expectancy in Brent s Harlesden war

A NEW analysis from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that a baby born in Harlesden, is expected to die more than ten years before a child born in neighbouring Kensington, just a 13 minute drive away.

Life expectancy in Brent's Harlesden ward is one of the lowest in London, at 74 years while a baby born in Kensington and Chelsea's Courtfield ward, just 13 minutes down the road, enjoys London's highest life expectancy at 87.3 years.

Sarah Teather, Lib Dem MP for Brent East, wants to raise the poorest children's school funding to private school levels and to lift those earning less than �10,000 out of income tax.

She said: "After more than a decade in power, Labour's failure to get a grip on poverty and inequality has had devastating consequences.

"It is horrendous that a baby born in Harlesden has more than ten years robbed from their life compared with a child born next door in Kensington.