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Shadow Home Secretary visits Goole

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s shadow home secretary, joined Labour members and Goole’s parliamentary candidate, Jacky Crawford, in Goole on Saturday, to speak to residents about the cost-of-living crisis.   The door-to-door canvassing session was part of a national day of action by the Labour Party in response to last week’s budget.  Yvette Cooper MP said: "People we met in Goole are finding it really tough to make ends meet because of David Cameron's cost-of-living crisis. It's a similar picture across the whole country, because since he became Prime Minister, prices have risen faster than wages in 43 out of 44 months.  "There was a lot of anger and disappointment among Goole residents at the lack of action in the Tory-led government's budget to help them improve living standards.  "But they were very supportive of Labour's proposals to bring down the cost of living, including freezing energy bills for 20 months, extending free childcare to 25 hours a week and boosting and enforcing the minimum wage."  Jacky Crawford, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Brigg and Goole, said: “It was fantastic to have the shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, supporting me on the doorstep listening to people’s experiences of the cost of living crisis, from issues such as childcare costs, rising utility bills, the affect of the bedroom tax on low incomes, to long term unemployment.  “The Labour Party will be able to translate this information into the policies that will tackle the cost of living crisis for everyone.”

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s shadow home secretary, joined Labour members and Goole’s parliamentary candidate, Jacky Crawford, in Goole on Saturday, to speak to residents about the cost-of-living crisis.

The door-to-door canvassing session was part of a national day of action by the Labour Party in response to last week’s budget.

Yvette Cooper MP said: "People we met in Goole are finding it really tough to make ends meet because of David Cameron's cost-of-living crisis. It's a similar picture across the whole country, because since he became Prime Minister, prices have risen faster than wages in 43 out of 44 months.

"There was a lot of anger and disappointment among Goole residents at the lack of action in the Tory-led government's budget to help them improve living standards.

"But they were very supportive of Labour's proposals to bring down the cost of living, including freezing energy bills for 20 months, extending free childcare to 25 hours a week and boosting and enforcing the minimum wage."

Jacky Crawford, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Brigg and Goole, said: “It was fantastic to have the shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, supporting me on the doorstep listening to people’s experiences of the cost of living crisis, from issues such as childcare costs, rising utility bills, the affect of the bedroom tax on low incomes, to long term unemployment.

“The Labour Party will be able to translate this information into the policies that will tackle the cost of living crisis for everyone.”

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