January 16, 2014
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Harlow Labour take to the streets for Cost of Cameron Day

Labour MPs Ivan Lewis & Heidi Alexander joined Suzy Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, in Harlow to campaign against the #CostofCameron

As part of Labour‘s ‘#CostofCameron day’, during which the Labour Party campaigned in each of the 106 key seats Labour is aiming to win at the general election in 2015, Suzy Stride highlighted the rising cost of everyday life for hard-working families. Local activists were out in force talking to Harlow residents, including at a street stall in the town centre.

Harlow Labour targeted door knocking in the two most marginal wards in Harlow, Great Parndon and Sumners & Kingsmoor, as well as having a Street Stall in Harlow Town Centre

This comes as Labour revealed that working people in East of England are now on average £1440 a year worse off since David Cameron came to office.

Suzy Stride, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow, said:

I was excited to welcome Ivan Lewis & Heidi Alexander to Harlow to highlight the cost of David Cameron’s government on working people.  Too often I meet people who are struggling, choosing between heating and eating or unable to meet childcare costs.

Working people in Harlow and the East of England are now on average £1,440 a year worse off since David Cameron came to office and prices have risen faster than wages for 40 of 41 months while David Cameron has been in Downing Street. Local people in Harlow know all about the cost of living crisis.

 

Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, said:

People are struggling with the rising cost of living. Under David Cameron, average household bills for gas and electricity have gone up £300 and real wages will have fallen by 5.8% by the end of the Parliament.  Out of touch David Cameron has no answers to this cost of living crisis and is standing up for a privileged few, with those earning over £150,000 given a huge tax cut, rather than hard-working families.

That is why Labour is calling for action to bring down costs and make work pay. We want a freeze on gas and electricity bills, more apprenticeships, action to build new homes and expanded childcare to help parents work. Local communities across Britain need a strong recovery that's built to last, based on an economy that works for working people, delivered by a One Nation Labour Government.

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