MP condemns Labour's plans for unfunded spending

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned Labour’s pledges over the summer for £21 billion more unfunded, inefficient and ineffective spending. 

New analysis has revealed this would cost working households £1,235 each – totalling a cost of £1.7 billion for working households across the West Midlands. This would all have to be paid for by higher taxes or more borrowing, making hardworking taxpayers, and future generations, worse off.

While Labour continue to struggle for credibility on the economy, new figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the recovery in the economy under this Government has been stronger than previously thought. Growth since 2010 has been revised up to 8.1%, from the previous estimate of 7%.

This faster growth means there are more businesses creating more jobs, so that more families can have the security of a regular pay packet, with a brighter future ahead of them.

Gavin said: “Just as new growth figures – which show the economy has been growing faster under this Government than previously thought – confirms this Government’s long-term economic plan is working, helping more families achieve the security of work, it’s shocking to see Labour still haven’t learned its lesson.

“In a string of speeches over the summer Labour pledged £21 billion worth of unfunded, inefficient and ineffective spending. That would cost each working household £1,235 which would be £1.7 billion across the West Midlands.

“This means Labour would have to hit people in South Staffordshire with more borrowing and higher taxes, making hardworking taxpayers worse off and putting the recovery at risk. We need to stick to the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan, which is delivering growth, getting the deficit down and cutting taxes - securing a brighter and more secure future for Britain.”