Over Half Of London’s Babies Have Mothers Born Outside The UK

But whatever the reason, there are profound policy implications that flow. First, it is fair to say that London’s population is changing very fast – as is that of the other towns that top the league in terms of births to non-UK born parents. It follows logically that in these areas when this cohort starts primary school, it will be more normal for their classmates to have mothers that were born abroad than born in the UK. There are also stark divides between generations and between localities which need to be understood to ensure that services are designed effectively and that differences do not lead to tension. And most poignantly perhaps, what message does Theresa May give to the 42,000 or so babies born last year whose parents were themselves born in other EU countries?

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