PARTS of Ellesmere Port have been highlighted as hotspots for child poverty.
According to End Child Poverty , 450,000 of the 1.5m children in the region are living in poverty.
Research has found that 215 wards in the North West and Merseyside have at least 30% of youngsters surviving on benefits, including 13 in Cheshire.
And among them are Stanlow and Wolverham, with 37.5%, Grange, with 36.6%, Westminster, with 36.2% and
Rivacre, with 31.1%.
End Child Poverty director Jonathan Stearn said: 'The fact that 450,00 children in the North West are living in poverty - the highest number in any part of England outside London - is a blight on the region.
'Such high levels of child poverty shame a prosperous country like ours.'
The Government has pledged to end the problem by 2020. Through tax and benefit reforms, it has already managed to lift 1m children out of poverty.
Research by ICM has found 85% of the public believes tackling child poverty in the UK should be higher on the Government's agenda.
Jonathan Stearn added: 'We are seeing a new determination to tackle child poverty but the statistics show what a mountain there is to climb.
'It is vital we keep up the pressure on the Government to stick to its pledge to eradicate child poverty by 2020.'