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Wyre Forest MP welcomes 2013 budget
WYRE Forest’s MP Mark Garnier has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s 2013 budget.
Mr Garnier said the coalition’s fourth budget would help thousands of families across Wyre Forest.
With the tax free allowance going up to £10,000 in 2014, Mr Garnier said 24 million people across the UK would see £700 more in their pocket since 2010.
The Conservative MP said: “The Chancellor is on the side of Wyre Forest residents. This budget responds directly to the needs of local residents and is helping hard-pressed families.
“Labour’s debt and deficit crises are still hitting our economy hard but we have reduced this deficit by a third. Moreover, we have 1.25 million more private sector jobs, creating six new private sector jobs for each one lost in the public sector.
“Yet, despite the continued problems, we will be hitting our deficit target by 2018.
“I am pleased the Chancellor is showing he is listening to people’s concerns, is delivering budget rebalancing and tackling the appalling legacy left by Labour.”
On twitter, Wyre Forest Labour said the 2013 budget “confirmed” people were worse off under the Tories than under their party and added: “Under David Cameron and George Osborne millions pay more so that millionaires can pay less”.