Throup urged to oppose tax cuts

editorial image

Hundreds of people in Erewash have signed a petition asking Maggie Throup, to do all she can to oppose tax credit cuts.

Campaigners say the cuts would make life harder for millions of low-paid working families, and could push 200,000 children into poverty across the country.

Erewash resident, David Shipman, who delivered the petition, said: “More than 23 per cent of all children in Erewash are already living in poverty, these cuts will only drive more into it. David Cameron promised he wouldn’t touch tax credits before the election, and now his party is going back on its word. People in Erewash didn’t vote for this, and yet many will suffer.”

Kahra Wayland-Larty, a campaigner from the group 38 Degrees said: “The cuts to tax credits will simply punish people in Erewash on low wages who work hard, but still don’t have enough to make ends meet. The cuts will push many families to breaking point.”

Hundreds of 38 Degrees members met with their MPs before the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on November 25, to deliver the petition straight to MPs and ask for them to oppose the cuts at any opportunity.