Budget 2015

 “Today’s statement from the Chancellor is a Budget people won't believe from a government that is clearly not on their side.

“There is no hiding the fact that in the last five years under the Tories working families are £1,600 worse off and this Government have wielded a wrecking ball into our NHS.

“Inexplicably, there was no mention of investment in our NHS and our public services. 

“Osborne and his chums in Government are planning more extreme spending cuts after the election.  Tories only stand up for the privileged few – cutting taxes for millionaires while taxes for millions of hard-working people go up. 

A Labour government would put working families first and save our NHS. Labour will raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour, cut taxes for working people with a lower 10p starting rate of tax and reduce business rates for small firms. And we’ll balance the books in a fair way by reversing the Tories’ tax cut for millionaires.”

Meet your MP


Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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