Thursday, 1 May 2014

Only Labour can make Wigan Better Off

People in Makerfield 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.

David Cameron, George Osborne and Nick Clegg simply don’t understand what hardworking
families in Wigan 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.

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.

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.

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.

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