Since the election on May the 7th 55,ooo people have joined the Labour Party, in Christchurch we have 56 new members and rising. most of these were probably motivated by anger and alarm, of an unconstrained Tory Government, If your reading this but have not yet made up your mind to join, perhaps the following facts may help to convince you.
Just look at the Tory welfare bill. Twelve billion pounds of cuts would take more than £1000 from many working people through slashing tax credits, even with a higher minimum wage.
Child poverty targets would be scrapped, abolishing maintenance grants would raise student debt from £22,000 to £43,000. the 1% annual reduction in social rents might look attractive to tenants but would make it harder for councils and housing associations to maintain their stock, And selling off housing association properties would mean fewer affordable homes.
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