Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Lib Dem manifesto offers fairer deal for Redcar

Prospective Lib Dem MP for Redcar constituency, Ian Swales, has welcomed the launch of the Liberal Democrat manifesto today, saying:

“People feel badly let down on Teesside. The Conservatives and Labour have both failed to protect the North’s industrial and manufacturing base. They have both pursued an unsustainable economic model dependent on the City of London. Only the Liberal Democrats have put forward the policies needed to build an economy based on innovation and sustainability for jobs that last. We would break up the banks and get them lending again and our plans for creating jobs by investing in green energy and infrastructure would greatly benefit Teesside.

“Only the Liberal Democrats are really putting fairness at the heart of their policies, raising the income tax threshold to £10,000. In Redcar constituency this would mean people are on average £700 a year better off.

“On education, our Pupil Premium will see an extra £10m invested in local schools, targeted towards the most disadvantaged children and giving every child a fair start regardless of their background.

“Finally, we will clean up politics by giving people the right to sack corrupt MPs.

“All of these proposals will lay the foundation of the just and fair society the people in Redcar constituency want to see.”

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