Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Dugher MP visited Burton, Warwick and Leamington, and Rugby as part of his Cost of Cameron National Tour.
Left to right:
Cllr Bill Ganley, Janet Dean, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Burton Jon Wheale,
Shadow Minister Michael Dugher MP, Council Leader Julian Mott and Labour Members in Burton
Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Michael Dugher MP has said that under David Cameron, families are much worse off, and yet David Cameron "has chosen to prioritise a tax cut for those earning over £150,000 a year."
In response to the rising cost of living, the Labour Party is campaigning against the Cost of Cameron in order to help those who are really feeling the squeeze under the Tory-led Government. Michael Dugher MP came to the West Midlands to hear how local people are being by the rising cost of living.
In Burton, Michael Dugher MP met Jon Wheale, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Burton, and Cllr Julian Mott, Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council.
Along with members of the Labour party, Michael Dugher MP, Jon Wheale and Cllr Julian Mott went on a doorstep campaigning session to ask local people about the issues that are affecting them the most.
Michael Dugher MP, Jon Wheale, and Cllr Julian Mott then visited the Salvation Army food bank in Mosley Street, where a soup kitchen was in progress.
Michael Dugher MP
with Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick and Leamington Lynnette Kelly
and Labour Party members
After this, the Shadow Cabinet Office Minister visited Warwick where he was met by Lynnette Kelly, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick and Leamington.
Together with Labour Party members, Michael Dugher MP and Lynnette Kelly took to the streets of Warwick to speak to local people about how the rising cost of living bombshell is affecting them, and to participate in another food bank.
At the end of a busy day, Michael Dugher MP also visited Rugby where he was joined by Cllr Claire Edwards, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby.
Together with campaigners Michael Dugher MP and Cllr Claire Edwards met commuters at Rugby Train Station to talk about this Tory-led Government's inflation busting rail fares.
Speaking after his visit to the West Midlands, Michael Dugher MP said:
“Working people in the West Midlands region are on average £1,479 a year worse off under David Cameron's out-of-touch government and inflation busting rail fares are hitting commuters in Rugby hard.
“By cutting taxes for millionaires David Cameron shows he is standing up for a privileged few.
“Rail fares are up, people are working for less and businesses are struggling. That's why we need a cut in business rates for small businesses, extended childcare and a freeze in energy bills.”