New direction needed, says Mexborough MP Ed

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband visited the Ravernsthorpe Community Centre. (D544H418)

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband visited the Ravernsthorpe Community Centre. (D544H418)

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He has given a tax cut to millionaires, while everyone else has to pay more and he has refused to introduce a mansion tax to pay for the reintroduction of a starting 10 pence tax band.

The next Labour government will analyse every pound spent by government through our zero-based review and we will balance the books and get the national debt falling as soon as possible in the next Parliament.

ut our ambitions for Britain must be much more than paying down the debt.

Labour has a plan to build a Britain that works for ordinary people and turn decisively away from a Tory government that works only for the privileged few.

If elected Prime Minister, my government would create an economy which rewards hard work not just wealth, privilege and power.

This would include writing a new chapter against insecurity at work and low pay.

A Labour government would set a clear target for increasing the minimum wage for each Parliament, so that we raise it closer to average earnings. We would also ensure that people who are working regular hours, for month after month, are entitled to a regular contract, not a zero hours contract.

A Labour government would improve the NHS, not run it down and privatise it. We will repeal the NHS Bill and introduce a guaranteed GP consultation within 48 hours, rather than forcing them to wait for weeks.

By committing to build 200,000 homes a year by the end of the next Parliament, we will ensure that our country offers a better future for all our children, not accepting the next generation will do worse than the last without the opportunity of a home of their own.