Bob Blizzard Labour’s General election candidate for Waveney was campaigning in Carlton Colville on Saturday and Sunday to expose the impact of David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s policies on household finances. He was joined on the campaign trail by Cllr Sonia Barker and Cllr Peter Byatt, County Councillors for Carlton Colville, along with local Labour members and supporters.
For millions of families there is no economic recovery at all.
Working people have suffered a massive fall in the value of real earnings since David Cameron became Prime Minister.
Prices are soaring, wages are falling and working people in the East of England are on average £1,440 worse off. Yet David Cameron continues to demonstrate how out of touch he is with the struggles millions are facing.
So, at a time when the cost of gas, electricity and other household bills continues to rise, it is wrong for the Prime Minister to turn the cheek and pretend this cost-of-living crisis isn’t happening.
Labour will tackle the cost-of-living crisis that working people in Waveney face. We will freeze energy prices while we reform the unfair energy markets, build more homes and boost apprenticeships. We will cut business rates and expand childcare to make sure work always pays.
Bob Blizzard said:
“Prices have gone up faster than wages for 41 of the 42 months David Cameron has been Prime Minister. Families in Waveney are really feeling the pinch and the Tories, aided at every turn by their Lib Dem collaborators, are doing nothing to help them.
“We spoke to a lot of people on Saturday and Sunday and they all flagged up energy prices, rail fares and availability of affordable housing as major issues. Labour has brought forward plans in parliament that would make a real difference to all of these but our current Conservative MP has voted against all of them.
“The time has come to take action and end the cost-of-living crisis. Only Labour will put the needs of ordinary voters before those of big business.”