Glenda Jackson MP

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Glenda_Jackson_Portrait.jpgGeorge Osbourne’s pre-election budget yesterday has left us worried, again, about the most vulnerable in our society bearing the brunt for millionaire tax cuts. While the Chancellor’s budget presented an optimistic view of the improving economy and promised to neutralise the deficit by 2020, the OBR have doubted his figures and are expressing extreme cuts over the next three years if they are voted in at the next election. They released concern that these budget plans will mean “a much sharper squeeze on real spending in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018than anything seen over the past five years” and “a sharp acceleration in the pace of implied real cuts to day-to-day spending on public services”.

 

The last budget of this parliament the coalition government made no mention of the NHS, promised a pitiful 20p increase in the minimum wage (in comparison to the £1.50 per hour increase to £8 per hour that Labour are promising).  People are still worse off compared with 5 years ago, and the average family have lost £1,100 per year since the beginning of this government while the average working person is £1,600 worse off per year after 5 years of the Tories. So the choice is still – vote for the many, or for the few!

Pre-Election Budget: More Cuts - Even Faster, Even Deeper

George Osbourne’s pre-election budget yesterday has left us worried, again, about the most vulnerable in our society bearing the brunt for millionaire tax cuts. While the Chancellor’s budget presented an...

Glenda_Speaking_Compressed.jpgGlenda spoke up yesterday at Prime Minister's Question Time to ask David Cameron why a letter she wrote to him was responded to by someone from the Conservative Party on Conservative Party letterhead outlining Tory party policy and finishing with the sentence "I do hope you will feel able to support us in the months and years ahead".

 

She brandished this as overt electioneering and a distortion of the Prime Minister's powers telling MPs that "Number 10 Downing Street does not become the property of its incumbent political party".

 

Glenda brought the issue up as a point of order with the Speaker on Tuesday, and then asked the PM directly at PMQs, "Will the Prime Minister apologise not only to my constituent, but to the country for this gross misuse of national property and revenue?".

 

David Cameron said responded with "I will look into what happened in that case and make sure she gets a proper reply from me".

 

Our office was copied into the reply from the Tory party, which they sent directly to our constituent, only after having to chase up our original letter which was over one month old. The letter began "Glenda Jackson MP has passed to the Prime Minister a copy of your recent email regarding online communications. I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Prime Minister".

 

The reply brings into question not only the ethical issue of party political electioneering, but also legal data protection implications of sharing personal information and address details with a political party without permission.

 

Glenda Speaks Out about Mis-Use of Parliamentary Resources

Glenda spoke up yesterday at Prime Minister's Question Time to ask David Cameron why a letter she wrote to him was responded to by someone from the Conservative Party on...

Big_Ben_Light_Up_Voter_Registration_Day.jpgBig Ben looked fantastic last night with its projection for National Voter Registration Day.

 

The projection was displayed from 5.30pm-11.30pm last night to remind everyone of their democratic right to vote, and to make sure people register now, ahead of the general election on May 7th.

 

To to register to vote, please click www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

 

If you are unsure of your National Insurance number you can ring 0300 200 3500

Big Ben in its splendour last night

Big Ben looked fantastic last night with its projection for National Voter Registration Day.   The projection was displayed from 5.30pm-11.30pm last night to remind everyone of their democratic right...


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