Families need tax credits

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Before the General Election, David Cameron categorically stated that Tax Credits would not be cut.

This turned out to be a lie and totally discredits the Tories claim to be”the party hard working people”.

Many of these people on low incomes depend upon tax credits in order to get by and afford the essentials such as food, warm clothing for the winter and school essentials for their kids.

This will drive even more children into poverty to add to the 3.5million that exist in our country today, blighting their life chances and decreasing social mobility further.

I think these cuts would have a devastating impact on many families in the North East, and I call on our MPs to resist them with every fibre of their being.

David Herbert