‘Over 4000 Stone families hit by Tax credit cut’

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Stone Constituency Labour Party have launched their campaign to stop the Tory tax credit cut

Campaigns officer. Catherine Gregory, said

“Three million families will be affected by this cut which will leave working people £1,300 worse off. In Stone alone around 4200 families will be hit. The Government should not be targeting families who work hard day after day just to get by. We need to balance the books but the way to do that isn’t to hit the wallets of working families”.

As part of the campaign the constituency party will be holding a street stall at Stone Farmers market on 7th November and asking the people of Stone to send a message to David Cameron by signing a petition.

Stone Labour Party membership almost doubled since the election.

Over the last year, following the election of new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Stone Constituency Labour Party has seen a massive increase in its membership and support, now totalling over 300 members and supporters.

Bill Lockwood, Chair of the local party said

“ We welcome all our new members and supporters to attend our monthly meetings and get involved in lively debates and local campaigning. It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, take part in discussions and listen to visiting speakers”.

The party meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00 pm at St. Dominics Community Hall, Station Road, Stone.