Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby Cllr Claire Edwards, Shadow Transport Minister Richard Burden MP, and Labour members took to the streets of Rugby to campaign against the #CostofCameron.
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Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby Cllr Claire Edwards,
Richard Burden MP, Shadow Minister for Travel,
Labour party activists.
On Saturday 11th January 2014 the Labour Party launched its 'Cost of Cameron' day. Members, activists, and Shadow Labour Ministers got involved to campaign against the cost of living crisis created by this current Tory-led government.
Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Rugby, Cllr Claire Edwards, took to the street for this campaign, claiming that working people in the West Midlands are not £1,479 a year worse off since David Cameron and the Tory-led Government came to office.
Shadow Transport Minister Richard Burden MP also joined Cllr Claire Edwards and local party members for the campaign.
Rugby’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate Claire Edwards said:
“I was delighted to be joined by Richard Burden MP for Birmingham Northfield and Shadow Minister for Transport, and to meet so many residents who shared our concerns over the Cost of Living crisis in Rugby town centre.
Labour’s aim was to highlight the cost of the current government, whether by refusing to take effective action on fuel bills, overseeing a 20% rise in rail fare, or refusing to scrap the bedroom tax.”
After collecting hundreds of signatures and speaking to a wide range of residents, Cllr Claire Edwards said:
“It was great to speak to residents, traders and local businesses about the issues that matter to them including safe cycling routes on Bilton Road, future school places and their satisfaction that expensive plans to pedestrianisation Rugby town centre appear to have been shelved.”
If elected in 2015, Labour in government will freeze gas and electricity charges, aim for at least 200,00 houses built a year nationally, expand free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 years old, and strengthen the minimum wage to make work pay.