MP hits out at Chancellor claims

Gloria de Piero
Gloria de Piero

Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero (Lab) has slammed the Government, claiming that last month’s Budget does nothing for families in the local area.

Ms De Piero believes the Government are ‘out of touch’ after the Chancellor spoke of improvement within the economy despite people in Eastwood struggling with the cost of living.

The Labour MP claims families are on average £1,600 a year worse off than they were before the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition came into power.

Ms De Piero has called for action to halt the crisis, including a freeze on energy bills until 2017 and a cut in taxes for 24 million working people.