Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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BBC Daily Politics Welfare Debate

Rachel has just given a summary of the Labour Party's policies on Work and Pensions on the Daily Politics special election debate. 

You can read her opening statement to the show here: 

There is a clear choice in this election:

Five more years of the Tories’ failing plan making life harder for working people; or Labour’s better plan:
- to raise the minimum wage
- ban exploitative zero hours contracts,
- and tackle rising housing costs.

With fewer working people relying on benefits we can control social security spending and have a fair and affordable system
that is there for you and your family.

Labour will:
- protect tax credits and child benefit
- cancel the unfair bedroom tax
- and reduce the number of people using food banks.

We will uphold the principle of “something for something” with a ban on migrants claiming benefits for two years.

And ensure pensions keep up with the rising cost of living.

Labour: a better plan, a better future

You can view the statement here: https://twitter.com/daily_politics/status/595582286436806656 


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