Friday, 1 April 2011

Edinburgh Labour Team 2011

Edinburgh Labour candidates join Ann McKechin MP
Joined Iain Gray, Ann McKechin MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and other Labour candidates and activists at the top of Calton Hill (great venue, great views, but blinkin' cold!) yesterday for the unveiling of  a campaign poster highlighting a number of Tory/LibDem benefit cuts that will come into force today. A baby born into a family today under the Tories will be £1,295 worse off than they were under Labour a year ago.

· £250 child trust fund cut
£545 baby element of Child Tax Credit scrapped
£50 reduction due to child benefit freeze in two child family
£450 extra costs due to VAT rise

Total: £1,295 worse off

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