Mark Lancaster MP

18 JUN 2013

Mark criticises Labour's plans to hit pensioners

Research by local MP Mark Lancaster has shown that Labour's plan to cut pensions would hit 33,470 pensioners in Milton Keynes, many of whom depend on their Basic State Pension to pay their bills and put food on the table.

Labour have revealed that in their plans they would chosen to cap pensions rather than benefits, meaning the Basic State Pension would be £234 less a year by 2017/18.

Mark said:

"Now we know that when Labour say they would cut welfare, what they really mean is they would choose to cut the Basic State Pension over capping benefits. This would take £234 a year away from 33,470 pensioners in Milton Keynes – people who have worked hard all their lives, it simply isn't on."

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