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Nick Bent speaks at Labour conference in Brighton
5:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
THE ‘British sense of fair play’ is alive and well in Warrington - a town politician told the Labour party conference in Brighton on Sunday.
Nick Bent, candidate for Warrington South, spoke out during his appearance at the main stage.
In his speech, he set out reasons why many families are struggling under the Tory Government.
He added: “Unemployment in Warrington is higher now than before the Tories came to power.
“And families are on average £1,500 a year worse off under Cameron and Osborne. David Cameron has been Prime Minister for 39 long months and for 38 of those, prices have gone up more than wages.”
Nick added: “The cost of living crisis is a daily reality for many Warrington families.
“It’s only the Labour Party under Ed Miliband who have championed the interests of the squeezed middle.
“People in Warrington deserve better than a Tory Government whose top priority is the privileged few at the top.
“Warrington people are industrious and ambitious and want to get on in life, but they won’t be able to get on until we get the Tories out and get a Labour Government in again.”
He also spoke out in favour of the Warrington Foodbank following criticism of the charity from Michael Gove.
He said: “It is shameful that foodbanks are needed in Britain in the 21st century and there wasn’t a foodbank in Warrington before the Tories came to power, but I’m glad it’s there and I pay tribute to the generous people who support it.”
He added: “People who are working hard and doing their best for their own families also care about their neighbours who are having a very tough time.
“That great British sense of fair play is alive and well in Warrington.”
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