The campaign starts here – low pay in the spotlight as Labour hits the streets in West Somerset

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Cllr Mick Lerry, Andy Lewis and Cllr Maureen Smith on the campaign trail in Minehead

Labour candidate Mick Lerry joined party members in West Somerset when they launched their campaign for next year’s elections. The cost of living crisis and Labour’s plan for jobs were at the forefront, as members distributed leaflets in Minehead.

Labour says on average, working people are £1,600 worse off since the Tories came to power. Labour is promising

• An increase to the National Minimum Wage

• Tax breaks for firms that boost pay through the Living Wage

• A job guarantee for the young unemployed

• Measures to tackle the abuse of migrant labour

• More training for people who need skills to get jobs

The elections in May 2015 will also be for district, town and parish seats. Labour hopes to increase the size of its group on West Somerset Council. Mick Lerry said:

“We had a great response from the people who were interested in Labour’s plan for the future, especially tackling the cost of living crisis”.


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Ken Keable
Ken Keable
9 years ago

This is good, but are you supporting the national march and rally on the theme “Britain needs a Pay Rise” called by the TUC on Saturday 18 October in London?

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