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Amanda Hopgood, Chair of the Devizes Constituency Labour Party, lays a wreath in memory of the War Fallen on behalf of the Labour Party members in Devizes at the War Memorial in Long Street.
Celebrations ahead of the Devizes Area Board meeting on 23 November (when a full announcement is due to be made) proposed Urgent Care Centre to be located in Green Lane.
Many of us have been campaigning for the best part of 30 years to keep medical services in Devizes. It looks as though the recent Labour Party initiated petition to the Clinical Commissioning Group has nudged things in the right direction.
Although not finalised, we are hopefull that this scheme will come to fruition in the not too distant future, More information will be revealed by Sarah MacLennan (Associate Director for Wiltshire CCG) at the Devizes Area Board Meeting on Monday 23rd November at Devizes Sports Club at 18:30.
Six reasons Labour MPs are voting against the cuts to tax credits
Here are six reasons why Labour MPs will be voting against the government's proposal to cut tax credits:
1. The cuts to tax credits will hit more than three million families in work
2. On average, each of these families will lose £1,300 next year
3. For these families, it's effectively a penalty for working
4. The government has claimed that their so-called ‘National Living Wage’ (lower than that calculated by the Living Wage Foundation) will compensate for the cut. The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that this is “arithmetically impossible”
5. As a result of the cut, child poverty will increase. The Resolution Foundation has found that all the tax and benefit changes in the Government’s Summer Budget will push 200,000 children into poverty next year
6. David Cameron never mentioned these plans before his election campaign despite having lots of opportunity to do so. In fact, before the election, he promised not to cut child tax credits and made no mention of any other changes, yet these cuts were announced in his first Budget after the election
Please share this list and keep speaking out against the cuts to tax credits. Together we can create enough pressure on the government to drop these plans.