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LABOUR’S EMILY BROTHERS SETS OUT A BETTER PLAN FOR SUTTON

FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2015

 

Photo – Emily Speaking at ST Dunstans’ Hustings with Other Candidates

Photo – Emily Speaking at ST Dunstans’ Hustings with Other Candidates


At last night’s hustings arranged by St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam, Labour’s Prospective Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers set out ‘a better plan’ for local people. In her presentation and Q&A that followed, Ms Brothers criticised the Tory & Lib dem record in Coalition. She said:
“Lib Dem Paul Burstow has failed hardworking families by backing austerity, increasing VAT, tuition fees and ending universal entitlement to Child Benefit.
“The Tories’ Paul Scully continues to look out for the privileged few, failing hardworking families time after time.
“Scrapping Education Maintenance Allowance and Child Trust Funds for the poorest in Britain, overseeing the disgraceful increase in food banks and creating a low wage exploitative economy are just a few examples of the negative measures that Paul Burstow and Paul Scully support.
“The disastrous top-down £3BN re-organisation of our NHS, coupled with new competition rules put St Helier Hospital at risk. Only Labour will repeal these laws and integrate health and social care.
“Another five years of Tory and Lib Dem Government will result in even deeper cuts than already experienced – some £70BN by 2020, bringing public spending to 35.2% of GDP which will be the lowest share for nearly 100 years.
“Labour will balance the deficit and national the national debt in a fair way. Our proposals for reform have been costed, for instance paying for more doctors and nurses with a Mansion Tax and clamping down on tax avoidance.
“Those much needed reforms include raising the minimum wage and give tax breaks to companies that sign up to pay a living wage. Making sure all work pays at a decent and fair standard will make our economy stronger. This is part of a national goal to halve the number of people in low pay by 2025.
“Labour will build the homes Britain needs by getting 200,000 homes built a year by 2020. We will get a fair deal for renters with longer, more predictable tenancies and a ban on rip-off letting fees.
“WE will reverse Coalition tax cuts for millionaires and cut spending where it is sensible to do so. That’s why Labour will cap welfare spending, tackling the root causes of social security spending, not least by getting more people into work.”
 
 

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