Jessica Morden

Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Newport East

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VAT.jpgIn their Budget last week the Tories confirmed their intention for extreme spending cuts in the next Parliament – a plan that would put our NHS at risk and make a further rise in VAT inevitable.

The result is Tory spending plans which go beyond simply balancing the books and are a grave threat to our living standards and public services.

  • In the next three years the spending cuts are faster per year than any year of the last Parliament.
  •  In the next three years there will be deeper spending cuts than in the last five years.
  •  In the next three years there will be nearly twice the spending cuts that happened in the last three years.

The Tories want people to believe that they have moved off their 1930s spending plans, but their plans in fact mean that in 2018 spending on day--‐to--‐day public services as a share of GDP will be at its lowest level since 1938. And the Tories have also made £10 billion of unfunded tax promises – which they have still not told us how they will pay for. Their extreme spending plans and unfunded promises mean they’ll end up raising VAT to make their sums add up.

The Tories can’t be trusted when it comes to VAT. Time and time again they have made pre-election promises not to increase VAT or extend its scope, only to break them as soon as they are back in power.

The message is clear: the Tories simply cannot be trusted. The Tories are the VAT party. VAT is the Tories’ favourite tax

Don't let the Tories hit you with VAT rises

In their Budget last week the Tories confirmed their intention for extreme spending cuts in the next Parliament – a plan that would put our NHS at risk and make...

The Newport Women's Forum is celebrating its 20th year of offering bursaries to women in Newport and is marking this special milestone with the launch of the 2015 bursary.

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The application form can also be downloaded from their website:

 http://newportwomensforum.wordpress.com
 
The bursary is open to Newport women aged 18 and over who can apply for a grant of up to £1000, either as an individual or in groups. 

The grant is to help women make a significant difference to their lives by assisting with, for example, training, education or the purchase of equipment.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th May and the winner(s) will be announced in July.

 

Newport Womens Forum Annual Award 2015 - 20th Anniversary Year

The Newport Women's Forum is celebrating its 20th year of offering bursaries to women in Newport and is marking this special milestone with the launch of the 2015 bursary.  ...

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This week I raised the issue of the level of the Severn Tolls again with the Secretary of State for Wales – here’s a link to the press coverage and my questions to the Ministers.

Severn Bridge Tolls

This week I raised the issue of the level of the Severn Tolls again with the Secretary of State for Wales – here’s a link to the press coverage and...


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