Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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A very big thank you to the voters of Newport East for putting your trust in me again. It's a huge privilege to be re-elected and I look forward to working with you all whether you voted for me or not to represent our wonderful community.

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Here's the full result and South Wales Argus coverage.

Labour                        14290
Conservative                 9585
UKIP                             6466
SLP                                398
Liberal Democrats          2251
Green                             887
Plaid                             1231

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ELECTION 2015: Labour's Jess Morden scores Newport East hat-trick (From South Wales Argus)

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ELECTION 2015: Labour's Jess Morden scores Newport East hat-trick

ELECTION 2015: Labour's Jess Morden scores Newport East hat-trick

ELECTION 2015: Labour's Jess Morden scores Newport East hat-trick 

LABOUR'S Jessica Morden scored a hat-trick with her third election win in a row for Newport East.

Ms Morden increased her majority to 4,705, up from 1,650 in 2010.

As in Newport West, the Conservatives came in second and UKIP in third, leaving the Liberal Democrats with in fourth in East and fifth in West.

Applause erupted in the Newport Velodrome as Ms Morden was declared the winner.

She said: "It is a huge honour to represent this constituency over the last five years, I look forward to doing it in the future."

She said she hopes she will not have to spend the next five years fighting the same issues as she has over the last five years.

The turnout was recorded as 62.8 per cent, compared to 63 per cent in 2010.

Full results:

Jessica Morden (Labour) 14290
Natasha Asghar (Cons) 9585
David Stock (UKIP) 6466
Shangara Singh Bhatoe (SLP) 398
Paul Halliday (Liberal Democrats) 2251
David McLean (Green) 887
Tony Salkeld (Plaid) 1231

 

Thank you to the voters of Newport East

A very big thank you to the voters of Newport East for putting your trust in me again. It's a huge privilege to be re-elected and I look forward to working...

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Today is polling day for the General Election and today you have the choice between Labour who has set out a plan for a fairer Britain that works for working people or five more years of the Tories who will only work for those at the top.

My team and I have tried our hardest to speak to as many of you as we can. Thank you if you have been able to spend a moment speaking to us and to the many of you who have told us that you will be voting for Labour today.

Today we have an important choice to make.

Please vote for Labour and share this page to remind others to vote Labour too.

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TODAY IS POLLING DAY

  Today is polling day for the General Election and today you have the choice between Labour who has set out a plan for a fairer Britain that works for...

I welcome Ed Miliband's statement on tax credits this week.  He said “No government led by me as Prime Minister will cut the tax credits that working people rely on, while giving tax breaks to the richest. Instead, a Labour government will raise them at least in line with inflation in every Budget. That is my commitment. “A better plan. A better future. Let’s make it happen together.”

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The Tories have failed to rule out further cuts to tax credits and child benefit.  People just want to know where they stand.  The Tories want you to go to the polls without knowing what they will do to your income.

As the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies said earlier this week “it is not possible for the Conservatives to meet this target by increasing benefits by less than inflation – large cuts to cash entitlements would be required”. (Institute for Fiscal Studies, Taxes and benefits: the parties’ plans, April 2015, p.27)

With less than a week to go until polling day it’s time for the Tories to come clean about where these “large cuts to cash entitlements” will fall.“

 

Ed Balls, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, has also spoken on the subject, he said: 

“Tax credits help to make work pay for millions of families. That’s why it’s so wrong that the Tories chose to cut them while giving millionaires a tax break.

Labour will put working families first by raising tax credits at least in line with inflation in every Budget.

 

 “Before the last election we warned that the Tories would cut tax credits for families earning £30,000. The Tories said this was a lie, but then did exactly as Labour warned after the election.

“Analysis of Tory spending plans shows that David Cameron and George Osborne are planning another raid on the tax credits of millions of working families. They should come clean and admit it.

“The choice at next week’s election is clear. Labour’s better plan which will put working families first or a Tory hit to family budgets which working people cannot afford.”

 

 

 

Why won't the Tories rule out cuts to tax credits?

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