Bradford South MP, Judith Cummins is today calling on the Government to rethink its plans to cut Tax Credits and urging Tory MPs to oppose the plans in an opposition debate taking place today.
Speaking in advance of the debate Judith said: “I’m calling on Tory MPs to join Labour MPs in voting for today’s motion which calls for a rethink.
“They have a clear choice today: Do they want to support working families in their constituency or do they want to support these unfair cuts? Their constituents will never forgive them if they vote to make them worse off for doing the right thing.”
“We need to send a strong message to the Government that these unfair cuts to Tax Credits are wrong and will leave thousands of hard working families worse off”.
“But let’s be clear, if the Tories fail to reverse their decision to cut tax credits, the next Labour Government will reverse them”.
The Tories have broken their promise to be on the side of working families, cutting the tax credits they rely on – more than 3 million working families will be on average £1,300 worse off next year as a result.
For example, a family with one earner on average earnings and two children will lose over £2,000 in tax credits next year from the changes.
In Bradford South alone over 9,000 working families claiming tax credits could be affected.
Judith launched a campaign to stop the governments cut to Tax Credits last week which included an online petition at www.judithcummins.org.uk/taxcredits
Watch the debate live at www.parliament.tv