If elected as your MP for Barnsley East, I’ll fight for a better deal for our pensioners.
The Tories launched an assault on pensions in their election manifesto, and revealed their plans to break previous pension promises that could hit over 17,000 elderly people in Barnsley East.
Theresa May announced plans to scrap the pension triple-lock, introduce means-testing for the vital winter fuel allowance, and was forced into an embarrassing ‘U-turn’ on her plans for a ‘dementia tax’ in the face of widespread opposition.
This could open the door to smaller annual pension increases, a removal of crucial funds for millions of elderly people to heat their homes, and complete confusion over the Tories’ plans for those unfortunate enough to fall ill.
Theresa May clearly believes the elderly are an easy target, and her plans risk leaving millions of pensioners across the country worse off.
For too long the Tories have taken pensioners’ votes for granted, but now Labour are the only Party willing to stand up for the elderly.
Where the Tories seek to hit pensioners with a triple whammy, Labour will protect the triple-lock and guarantee pension benefits, putting pensioners before party politics.
It’s about time our elderly were treated with the respect and care they deserve, and you can rest assured I’ll fight hard to get the best deal possible for pensioners in Barnsley East.