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Rachel Reeves MP on visit to Ipswich: Labour will abolish the bedroom tax

Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Rachel Reeves MP visited Ipswich on Thursday, at the invitation of David Ellesmere, to meet a group of local residents hit hard by the Bedroom Tax.

 

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After listening to how the bedroom tax was ruining the lives of local people like Daphne and Derek Halls, Wendy Richardson, Rolf Polson and Cardella O'Connor, Rachel set out how abolishing the bedroom tax will be the first thing she does as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions.

Rachel said: "If we are not in government six weeks from now I don't know what these people will do. They are genuinely scared they might face another five years of Bedroom Tax and they can't afford the £3800 that will cost them. They only just managed to get through the last two years."

Rachel handed over a copy of the draft Bedroom Tax bill to each of the people she met.

There are nearly 1300 victims of the Bedroom Tax in Ipswich - all of whom face losing their homes if the Tories win again.  Ipswich MP, Ben Gummer, supports the Bedroom Tax.

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This is just one area where electing David Ellesmere as Ipswich's next MP will make a real difference to Ipswich people.

Ms Reeves also visited Ipswich Building Society on her visit to Ipswich - a local employer that pays the Living Wage, and which has been helping Ipswich and Suffolk families buy their own homes since 1849.

 

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