With just two weeks to go until the Gloucester City Council and European Parliament elections on May 22, the Gloucester Citizen’s public affairs reporter Mike Wilkinson asked David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to explain why the people of Gloucester should back their party.
ED MILIBAND, LABOUR PARTY LEADER:
The record of this Government is simple: hardworking Britain is worse off month after month, year after year. Since David Cameron entered Downing Street working people
have seen their pay fall an average of £1,600 a year. This is a record that no other Government can match, and a record that Richard Graham has been part of at every step.
But these averages and statistics only provide a glimpse of what is really happening to families caught in the cross-hairs of the cost-of-living crisis. The link between the wealth of our nation and everyday family finances has been broken. This is visible in Gloucester, with rising demand for the local foodbank, over 600 young people in your city remaining unemployed and average wages being stretched to cover the cost of a two bedroom house.
We know this Government can’t deliver what is needed to ensure all hard working families in Gloucester feel the benefits of their efforts. And we know the Liberal Democrats
can’t be part of the solution because they are part of the problem.
In this election campaign Labour will show how we will make Britain better off by dealing with the cost-of-living crisis and building an economy that works for all hard-working people. Labour have made ten commitments that show what we will to make a difference by making work pay, stopping rip-off prices, and giving all our young people a chance.
Labour in Gloucester are standing in every ward, and working with Sophy Gardner your parliamentary candidate they are campaigning for measures that will make a real different to your pocket and to your city.
Elections are a moment when people have the chance to help to change their own community and our country. We have set out concrete steps for how we can make that change happen – by voting for Labour in Gloucester on May 22nd you can help us make hardworking Britain better off.
SUNDAY: Nick Clegg