Chancellor George Osborne gives speech in Stanton-By-Dale

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Chancellor George Osborne said a Conservative Government will help people in Ilkeston who are struggling financially by cutting income taxes.

He made the pledge during a speech at William West Distribution Ltd in Stanton-By-Dale today in which he outlined the Conservatives six point pledge.

Asked by the Tiser how he would help people in Ilkeston who are struggling financially, he said: “The first thing is that we will cut people’s income tax. This will boost their income and finances.”

He said that two million people in the East Midlands would benefit, adding that Ilkeston Train Station would create jobs.

In his speech he said that Stanton had benefitted from money being spent on roads. He said: “There is such huge potential in this part of the country. It is fantastic news about Rolls Royce’s new order from Emirates.”

The chancellor said that under a Tory Government small businesses would be supported through lower taxes, more apprenticeships would be available for young people and the help to buy scheme would be extended.

Asked about the high number of people using food banks in the area, he said: “One of the reasons why food bank usage is on the up is that we direct people to food banks from job centres.”