Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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Why Jessica is backing the call to increase the minimum wage

Jessica Morden MP is calling on the Tory-led government to raise the National Minimum Wage to help those on low pay who have been hit by the cost-of-living crisis.

On Wednesday, Jessica Morden MP voted in Westminster for Labour’s plan to set the Low Pay Commission a five-year target to raise the National Minimum Wage faster than average earnings. This will ensure that there is a bond between the wealth we earn as a nation and the wages that people earn for a hard day’s work.

This has become a key issue for people in Newport East as figures show that families are on average £1,600 a year worse off since David Cameron became Prime Minister. And the value of the national minimum wage has been eroded over the same period.

Jessica said : “I’m proud that the last Labour government introduced the National Minimum Wage.  This boosted pay for millions at the bottom without leading to a loss of jobs.

“But today the challenge is to help hardworking people that earn above the minimum wage but are still living in poverty.

“That’s why I’m backing Labour’s plan to set the Low Pay Commission a five-year target to raise the National Minimum Wage faster than average earnings. This will ensure that there is a bond between the

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