Clive Efford MP

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Clive slams Budget that leaves millions of working people worse off

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The recent Budget was not the Budget that local people need. It leaves ordinary working people worse off and will do nothing to build the economy to help bring the deficit down.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that 3 million households will be £1,000 a year worse off as a result of the cuts to tax credits in the Budget, with low-income workers hardest hit.

Clive dismissed Tory claims that they have introduced a “living wage” in the Budget.  Clive told the House of Commons: “the living wage is calculated by including the rate of tax credits, which have just been massively reduced. It was the big end for the Chancellor —“We’ve got a new living wage” — but we have not got a new living wage; we have got a Tory living wage.”   Middle and low income families need support, not spin.  Britain deserves better.

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commented 2015-07-22 23:02:59 +0100
To Anthony’s point: this link has the list of the 184 Labour MPs who didn’t oppose the welfare reform bill, one can clearly see Mr Efford’s name on the list. It would be most interesting to hear why he felt it appropriate to stand aside and let the bill pass, and whether he thinks this is what the people who elected him in May expected their Labour MP to do

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/these-are-the-184-labour-mps-who-didnt-vote-against-the-tories-welfare-bill-10404831.html
commented 2015-07-21 08:46:56 +0100
I’d be interested to know If Mr. Efford abstained on last nights vote for the Tory DWP cuts or if he voted for them.

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