Challenging the Government on Forcing my Constituents to Choose between Heating and Eating

Last week I visited the foodbank at Cudworth Library last week I was told of the disastrous impact the roll-out of universal credit has had in forcing people to seek help – a message I’ve heard from other foodbanks in our community.

I want to pay tribute to the amazing work the volunteers there do helping people in their time of need.

But it’s time this Government explained why they think it’s acceptable to make struggling people here in Barnsley East choose between heating and eating.

Watch me challenge them on this in Parliament here