Jon Ashworth MP: My dad was an alcoholic

Labour MP Jon Ashworth has spoken frankly and movingly about his childhood spent growing up with an alcoholic father.

The shadow health secretary is MP for Leicester South. He’s calling for greater recognition of the damage done by excessive drinking.

He told BBC Radio 5 live’s Stephen Nolan that he wants to help “hundreds of thousands of children” growing up with violent or abusive alcoholic parents.

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