Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

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Working people in Eltham are worse off under the Tories, with more and more people struggling on low pay. Britain is now one of the worst places in the developed world for low pay: One in five employees are in low paid jobs, leaving many working people relying on benefits just to get by. Working people cannot afford five more years of David Cameron.

Labour has a better plan for a better future.

Labour will build a Britain that works for everyday working people, not just a few at the top. That includes raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour, closer to average pay. For a full-time worker on minimum wage, that means an extra £60 a week, or £3,000 each year –  double the increase under this Government. Labour’s plans will halve the number of people on low pay, changing the lives of over two million people.

A Labour Government will change our economy so it rewards hard work, with more better skilled, better paid jobs. Only Labour will build a better future for ordinary working people, tackle low pay and make working people better off.

Labour will raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour

Working people in Eltham are worse off under the Tories, with more and more people struggling on low pay. Britain is now one of the worst places in the developed world for...

94b3a1fe-dbf6-5684-c99f-cbd847fe2127.jpgIn 2015, families in Eltham will have a choice to reduce the high cost of childcare. The choice is between five more years of the Tories letting childcare costs run out of control, or a Labour government that will extend free childcare and provide more childcare places.

Under the Tories, childcare costs have soared by 30% - five times faster than wages. At the same time, there is a shortage of childcare places and Tory cuts have led to 628 fewer children’s centres.

While working families in Eltham, Kidbrooke and Plumstead are paying more, under the Tories the banks are paying almost £3 billion less in tax. David Cameron has cut £15 billion from support for children and families, and at the same time wages are down £1,600 a year.

With Labour, all primary school children will be guaranteed access to childcare from 8am – 6pm, and 3 and 4 year olds with working parents will get 25 hours free childcare every week, funded by raising the bank levy.

The choice is clear –  real help for families with Labour, or five more years of spiraling childcare costs and a squeeze on childcare places under the Tories.

Under the Tories, childcare costs have soared by 30%

In 2015, families in Eltham will have a choice to reduce the high cost of childcare. The choice is between five more years of the Tories letting childcare costs run out of...

ee408017-693b-1ba4-e9cb-559d927e3478.jpgThe Tories and Liberal Democrats like to claim that families in Britain are better off but the truth is that hardworking people across Eltham are £1,600 a year worse off under David Cameron.

People living in communities like Eltham, Kidbrooke and Plumstead are struggling to cope with the cost of living crisis. However hard they work, rising prices and stagnant wages mean that families are seeing a fall in living standards and fewer opportunities for their kids.                                                                            

David Cameron, George Osborne and Nick Clegg don’t understand the cost of living crisis facing hardworking families in Eltham. Instead of standing up for hardworking families who play by the rules, the Tories stand up for a privileged few, and the Lib Dems have backed David Cameron all the way.

Ed Miliband’s cost of living contract shows exactly how hardworking families will be better off with Labour. We’ll freeze energy bills until 2017, make work pay by lowering the starting rate of tax, and provide a job or training to every young person unemployed for a year. And we’ll get Britain building again with 200,000 new homes a year built by 2020.

Only Labour will deal with the cost of living crisis.

Cost of Living - People in Eltham are £1,600 a year worse off under David Cameron

The Tories and Liberal Democrats like to claim that families in Britain are better off but the truth is that hardworking people across Eltham are £1,600 a year worse off under...


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