As nominations closed yesterday for both the Parliamentary and Borough elections on 7th May, Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, Jon Ashworth's message to local voters was clear: “Labour has a better plan for a better future for people here in the East of England."
Jon Ashworth went on to say:
“Under the Tories, people around here have seen their wages fall by £1,440 a year since 2010. There are 70,000 people working on a zero-hours contract, and the cost of a part-time nursery place has risen by 23 per cent.
“That’s just not good enough. Labour will tackle the cost of living crisis here in the East of England by cutting tax for 2.2 million people, and boosting pay for 115,000 hardworking people by raising the minimum wage. We will also ban exploitative zero-hours contracts, and provide 25 hours free childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds.
“Great Labour candidates, like David Ellesmere in Ipswich, are putting the people of the East first, and showing what a Labour government can deliver.”