MP’s living wage bid

MP Ed Miliband
MP Ed Miliband

LABOUR leader and Mexborough MP Ed Miliband has said his plans for a ‘living wage’ will have huge benefits for families in the Dearne.

He wants companies to pledge to pay at least £7.20 an hour – compared to the legal minimum wage of £6.19.

He said: “An individual earning the living wage is afforded not only a better standard of living, but also a better quality of life.

“It would allow many families in our area to afford things beyond the bare essentials.”