Our MP just turned her back on those in need. Again.

Why are Tories cutting Universal Credit in the middle of a pandemic?

By Craig Fletcher, Jan 19, 2021 3:01

Bank notes and coins.

Caroline and the Conservatives don't have the compassion to help people put food on the table.

Last night, the House of Commons held a vote on extending the £20 uplift in Universal Credit beyond the current cut-off of March. Caroline Nokes was nowhere to be seen.

It's clear that the pandemic isn't just going to go away by the end of March. 1.69 million people were out of work as of the end of October. Why on earth are the Conservatives letting these people down?

It's not even like all the Tories did the same - 6 of her colleagues voted to extend the uplift. Liberal Democrats went even further, voting for the bill and demanding more support for groups like unpaid carers:

We've had 10 years of Tory neglect now. More and more people need help from the government just to put food on the table. But Caroline and the Conservatives don't have the compassion to help them.

But in the next general election, we can make a difference. I'm fighting to win Romsey and Southampton North for the Lib Dems. It's clear to me that the Tories aren't fit to govern and Nokes has let us down.

Help get me elected, and I'll fight for a citizen's income. Nobody should be going hungry in 21st century Britain. We have the means to provide for them - so as your MP I'll fight to make it happen. We can't start campaigning soon enough - will you join me?

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