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Labour launches campaign on Tory tax credit cuts hitting 252,000 working families in East Midlands

As Labour’s annual conference gets underway this weekend, the Party has today launched a campaign highlighting Tory broken promises on tax credits which will see 252,200 working families in the East Midlands left £1,300 a year worse off.

Nationally, the changes will affect nearly three million working families.

The cuts to tax credits being implemented by David Cameron will see 392,400 children in working households across the East Midlands hit by the changes.

Labour will be campaigning on the issue across the country, as well as highlighting it at its Annual Conference in Brighton.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“Labour stands for a more equal and more prosperous United Kingdom where wealth is shared by the many not hoarded by a few. The Tories are attacking the income of working people by cutting tax credits.

“These Tory cuts will leave working families £1,300 a year worse off and hit millions of working families across Britain, with 252,200 working families in the East Midlands affected. Instead of helping working people, the Tories are pushing through changes which will hit working families hard.

“Our Tax Credits are designed to ensure that work pays, cutting them will only see working families worse off.

“The Tories have not planned any help to protect affected families. 2.7 million families with children will be left out of pocket, and there is a real risk that children will suffer directly as a result of these changes.”

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