Shadow health boss Andy Burnham hits Warrington

Warrington Guardian: Andy Burnham with Labour councillors and supporters Andy Burnham with Labour councillors and supporters

SHADOW health secretary Andy Burnham met shoppers in Warrington on Saturday lunchtime.

The event was set up by the Warrington South Labour party and followed a survey of more than 5,000 people in Chapelford, Latchford and Grappenhall over Christmas, asking them to talk about their cost of living concerns.

The rising costs of energy topped the list of concerns, with 85 per cent saying they were ‘very concerned’ about the rising cost of gas and electricity bills.

The increased cost of food was the second biggest worry.

Nick Bent, candidate for Warrington South at the next election, said: “People tell me the cost of living crisis is happening right here in Warrington, not just in TV news headlines. “Families are paying a high price for Tory economic policies, which favour the privileged few and have slashed real earnings for most working people.”

Mr Bent says the survey is part of a series of community events aimed at finding out more about how Warrington residents are coping with Britain’s cost of living crisis. Around 20,000 more survey forms will be delivered over the coming weeks.

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7:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

grey-area says...

We all know the questions - they haven't changed for generations - so what are the answers?

Bet one of the questions wasn't "Do we trust politicians to serve the people?"
We all know the questions - they haven't changed for generations - so what are the answers? Bet one of the questions wasn't "Do we trust politicians to serve the people?" grey-area
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8:05pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

grey-area wrote:
We all know the questions - they haven't changed for generations - so what are the answers?

Bet one of the questions wasn't "Do we trust politicians to serve the people?"
Nick Bent is a career politician period. All he is interested in is getting into Westminster.
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: We all know the questions - they haven't changed for generations - so what are the answers? Bet one of the questions wasn't "Do we trust politicians to serve the people?"[/p][/quote]Nick Bent is a career politician period. All he is interested in is getting into Westminster. Rowdie
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8:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Andy Burnham is one of the few I've any respect for - pity he had to lower himself to mix with Nick (Too Big To Stand For The Borough Council) Bent
Andy Burnham is one of the few I've any respect for - pity he had to lower himself to mix with Nick (Too Big To Stand For The Borough Council) Bent Nick Tessla
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