The rising costs of living was high on the agenda when Corby mums met Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves and the party’s by-election candidate Andy Sawford.
The pair called in at Woodnewton Children’s Centre, in the town, on Wednesday (August 29) when they spoke to parents at a family fun day.
The MP for Leeds West said: “The mums that I met in Corby told me about the difficulties they are facing in order to make ends meet. Increasing food and energy prices are hitting families hard here in Corby and East Northamptonshire. “The forthcoming by-election is an opportunity to pass judgement on this government’s failed economic policy, which has plunged the country in to a double dip recession with the deficit now on the increase. With Andy Sawford, people have the chance to vote for a passionate, hard-working local candidate, who will stand up to this Government ensuring a better deal for the people of Corby and East Northamptonshire.”
Mr Sawford said: “I’ve been out and about listening to families right across the constituency and many mums and dads tell me they are really worried about making ends meet.
“Two years of Tory policies from this out-of touch government are hitting local families and businesses hard. Unemployment has risen since the last general election and the number of young people out of work for 12 months or more across Corby and East Northamptonshire has soared in the last year alone.
“I am determined to stand up for ordinary families whose budgets are being squeezed tighter and tighter and small companies battling to keep their heads above water but can’t get the help they need from the banks whilst David Cameron and George Osborne cut taxes for multi-millionaires and the super-rich. I won’t let the people of Corby and East Northamptonshire down.”