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Labour preferred diversity to stability and failed children – the new Government needs to turn this around.’ Single people and cohabiting couples will significantly outnumber the married by the 2030s, the ONS said.
Already the proportion of people who are husbands or wives has fallen below half the adult population to 49 per cent.
And 48 per cent of single mothers in Britain are unemployed, the highest rate in the OECD apart from Turkey.
Just 5 per cent of families in the seat, represented by the Tory Andrea Leadsom, are headed by a lone parent.
But mothers aged 30-34 are 44 per cent more likely to be married.
Last month figures showed that 27,000 babies were born to mothers over 40 last year, nearly three times the level of 20 years ago.
A further 500,000 are in cohabiting step-families, and 400,000 in married step-families.
The increase in children of broken homes came during the years when the Labour government maintained that all family types are equally good for children and the benefit system was re-shaped to reward single parents and penalise couples.
North East Hampshire and Wycombe are next on 7 per cent, while Devizes and South Norfolk are on 8 per cent.
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But the disclosure of the rapidly rising numbers of broken families brought new pressure on the Coalition Government to shore up the institution of marriage.
Tuesday’s Budget contained no mention of the Tory election pledge to give tax breaks to married couples.