Tackling poverty


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Tackling poverty has been one of my top priorities both in Parliament and in High Peak, where it’s been an honour to work with Crossroads in helping to support vulnerable families.
The feedback from Crossroads about the services that are being cut in High Peak and the impact of benefit cuts on people in desperate circumstances helps me to to be able to raise those issues on the Work and Pensions Select Committee and in Parliament.

One of my achievements in Parliament was founding and chairing the All Party Parliamentary Group for Universal Credit which has helped us to better lobby government as well as supporting my constituents.

Our benefits system is not fit for purpose and if re-elected I pledge to fight to reform it to better support people in need.

Ruth George, Labour's Champion for High Peak

“There has never been such a huge difference between the political parties and the future they offer. I want people in High Peak to know that there is a better alternative than a government which is about to close nearly 20 hospitals, cut £3 billion from our schools, plunge over 4 million working families into poverty through their harsh cuts to Universal Credit and refuses to rule out cuts to pension increases or higher tax and national insurance. In contrast, I will promote Labour’s message of long-term investment in public services, fairness for working people, and decent support for pensioners and those who cannot work.”

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