AFTER hearing David Cameron’s Freudian slip when he said he ‘resented’ the poor, it reminded me that in Kingsbrook, the ward I represent on Bedford Borough Council, we had two leaflets from our MP Richard Fuller last month.
This could seem impressive that, after four quiet years, he is finally showing an interest in one of the poorest wards in his constituency.
However, if you look at his voting record in Parliament it tells a different story. Mr Fuller voted for the hated ‘bedroom tax’ that reduces housing benefit for some social tenants, yet strongly opposed an annual tax on the value of expensive homes or any tax increase for people earning over £150K.
He also voted against a tax on bankers’ bonus pay. He doesn’t want to spend any public money on creating guaranteed jobs for young people, approves of university tuition fees and voted to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance which was supporting some 16 – 19 year olds in education and training. So what has Richard Fuller done for the poorest people in our town? Have a look on theyworkforyou.com to find out!
Cllr James Saunders