Cost of living is focus of street stall - The Evesham Observer

Cost of living is focus of street stall

Evesham Editorial 29th Apr, 2022   0

MEMBERS of Evesham Labour Party set up a street stall near the Market Square to highlight the damaging impact of the rising cost of living.

The stall showed how the price of the most common foods has soared recently while the price of some luxury foods has remained the same.

Leaflets emphasised the impact of this, especially for those on modest incomes.

Members and supporters also distributed leaflets and displayed hand-held banners showing examples of local MPs Nigel Huddleston’s voting record, which they say questioned how far his votes represented the needs and views of many of his constituents.

Chair of Evesham Labour Party, Mike Harland, said “The response from those keen to campaign with us was good to see, especially as we don’t have local elections here this year.

“It was clear from the many conversations we had that many people, including some traditional Conservative voters, are fed up with the incompetence of this government in tackling the effects of the cost -of -living crisis.

“Most people spoken to agreed that the country should not need food banks and many were highly critical of the hypocrisy and callousness shown by the government over Partygate and so much more. It is time for a change!

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