£1,400 a year – the price for working families of desperate Tory promises

Mick Lerry with some of Labour's new District Candidates. Back L-R Phil King (Quantocks) Wes Hinckes (Hamp) Siobhan Wilson (Victoria) Diogo Rodrigues (Dunwear) Moira Brown (Eastover) and Caroline Wilkins (Wyndham)
Mick Lerry with some of Labour’s new District Candidates. Back L-R Phil King (Quantocks) Wes Hinckes (Hamp) Siobhan Wilson (Victoria) Diogo Rodrigues (Dunwear) Moira Brown (Eastover) and Caroline Wilkins (Wyndham)

Labour is today warning that working families will end up paying the price of desperate Tory promises. A new audit of spending and tax commitments in the Conservative Party manifesto shows the Tories want to spend an additional £25 billion a year which they have not explained how they will pay for.

Cllr Mick Lerry said: “There is nothing more dangerous to the NHS than saying you will protect it, without being able to say where the money will come from .This is the equivalent of £1,439 a year for every working household in Britain”.

“This is the choice the Tories have made. And their track record reveals who will pay the price. Since 2010 they have hit working people hard – putting up VAT and cutting tax credits – while millionaires have been given a tax break. They have done it before. They will do it again,” says Mick.

Labour says ‘no additional borrowing’

In contrast, every commitment in Labour’s manifesto is fully funded with no additional borrowing.

Mick said: “the trouble is when David Cameron thinks that by saying “think of all the things we’ve done in the last five years” is a boast. But when people do think about the last five years, they remember a hike in VAT, the bedroom tax, a tax break for millionaires, food banks, a crisis in the NHS, tripling tuition fees, a cost-of-living crisis”.

Working people have paid the price of the last 5 years

The Conservative Party have not stood up and will not stand up for working families. It is working people who have paid the price of the last five years, with higher taxes and wages down £1,600.

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Mick Lerry and Chukka Umunna making the case for the Living Wage to be a keystone of Labour’s plan for Government

The Tory flaky election bribes from housing to childcare will leave working people paying the price in higher taxes. Their manifesto confirms that the Tories have £25 billion of promises which they have no way of paying for, while refusing to rule out extending VAT to areas such as food and children’s clothes. That means higher taxes for every working person in this country”, says Mick.

Labour is the only  party of change and the party of responsibility with a fully funded manifesto that does not require any extra borrowing. The Conservative manifesto shows once again that working people can’t afford five more years of the Tories.
Cllr Mick Lerry – Leader of the Labour Group in Bridgwater and West Somerset

Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset.
Mobile: 07775905080

Email: michael.lerry@btinternet.com

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Alan Bond
Alan Bond
9 years ago

I took the trouble to have a rough calculation of my income and expenditure over the last five years and I work out that we, as a couple, are about £2100 a year worse off than we were in 2010. Fortunately, even as pensioners, we are comparatively well off compared with many families but another five years of this bunch of right wing reactionaries will tip us over the edge. I still cannot believe that camoron (not a spelling mistake – it is deliberate) could stand up at the launch of the tory manifesto and tell a pack of outright lies unless he is totally divorced from the reality of life for the vast majority of people in this country. The fact that about a third of the electorate are still prepared to vote for him shows that many people still have their heads buried in the sand.

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