Recently in Parliament, I raised a very important issue during agricultural questions.
I was expressing my concerns about food prices, which are increasing three times faster than the pay packet of the average worker.
The rise in the cost of living is having a real impact on lives of many in South Tyneside.
Prices continue to rise faster than wages, which means the squeeze on incomes continues, and it is those on lower incomes feeling the pinch.
It is no surprise that the Office for Budget Responsibility, has confirmed by 2015 people will be worse off than when the Tories strolled into Downing Street.
Cameron and his Government are out of touch. His economic policies have failed, and working-class people are left massively out of pocket.
In the face of rising food prices and soaring energy bills, the average family is nearly £1,000 worse off this year because of tax and benefit changes introduced since 2010.
The Government needs to help those people struggling to make ends meet, not hammer them time and time again.