Only Labour Can Make Britain Better Off

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“Cameron,Clegg and Osborne simply don’t understand” says Cllr Mick Lerry

People in the Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency have an important choice to make on 22 May: vote for the Tories and their Lib Dem allies who only stand up for a privileged few, or vote for a Labour party that puts hardworking families first.

This Tory-led Government claims that people are better off. But that’s totally out of touch with local people on middle and lower incomes who are still not feeling any economic recovery at all. At the same time the Government sells off the Royal Mail at a loss to the tax-payer. Even the Audit Office has stated that the rise in Royal Mail shares shows that this was a sell off that was poor in terms of value for money and has led to a loss of millions of pounds”, says Cllr Mick Lerry.

David Cameron, George Osborne and Nick Clegg simply don’t understand what hardworking families in Bridgwater and West Somerset are going through at the moment. That’s why David Cameron has allowed energy companies to put prices up yet again this year when people are already struggling to pay their bills. At the same time UKIP want to abolish workers rights, including parental leave, maternity pay, holiday pay and even redundancy pay.

Britain is facing a ‘cost of living’ crisis

Cllr Mick Lerry said: “The truth is Britain is facing a cost of living crisis and hardworking people are £1,600 a year worse off. Under David Cameron we’ve seen rising prices, stagnant wages, long hours, falling living standards, and declining opportunities for the next generation. That is a shocking legacy of his time in power”.

The Tories can’t solve the cost of living crisis because they put the privileged few before working people. The Liberal Democrats can’t be the solution because they are part of the problem. Only Labour can make Britain better off.

The elections on 22 May are your chance to tell this Tory-led government to put hardworking people first and make the big changes we need to tackle the cost of living crisis. Only Labour is prepared to make these big changes because we understand that Britain is stronger and more successful when everyone has a chance to play their part”, says Cllr Mick Lerry.

Labour will get young people back to work

Mick in BTC tie
“Vote Labour on May 22nd” Cllr Mick Lerry

So Labour will get young people back to work through our Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, back small firms by cutting business rates and balance the books in a fairer way by reversing David Cameron’s huge tax cut for the richest one per cent.

We’ll also freeze energy bills, fight for our NHS, expand free childcare for working parents and help 24 million workers with a lower starting rate of income tax.

Cllr Mick Lerry said: “Only by voting Labour on 22 May can you send a message to the Tories and Lib Dems that hardworking people in our area are ready and waiting for the big changes we need to deal with the cost of living crisis. UKIP want to cut taxes for the wealthiest, while raising taxes for you and your family. They want a flat rate of income tax of 31 per cent, so millionaires would pay the same rate of tax as working families and they want higher Bankers bonuses”.

Cllr Mick Lerry – Leader of the Labour Group on Sedgemoor District Council.

Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency

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