Luke Pollard

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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Tory MPs promised not to cut tax credits

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The number of people who will have their Tax Credits cut in Plymouth is larger than the majorities of Tory MPs Oliver Colvile and Johnny Mercer. 

They were both elected on the promise not to cut tax credits and next week when they vote on whether to do so they have a choice: put Plymouth first or their party first.

Do they back the families in Plymouth who are in work, struggling to pay their bills and know that on average they will be taking £1,300 from each of those families or will they break their election promise and turn their back on Plymouth?

The tax credit cuts will hurt precisely the people the Government claim to support: people working long hours, struggling to pay their bills, on low and middle wages. It's worth remembering at the same time as the Tories are cutting Tax Credits they're also giving millionaires an Inheritance Tax cut. We are not all in it together.

During the General Election I warned that a vote for Oliver Colvile and the Tories would mean cuts - and cuts that would be so unpalatable that they wouldn't tell you where they would fall until after the election. Well, we know now: more cuts to the Police, more cuts to local government, more cuts to transport and education and taking tax credits from thousands of families in Plymouth.

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