Street stall on Tankerton High Street
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Local campaigners discuss “bleak” budget on the streets

Campaign teams were out this morning in Tankerton & Canterbury to discuss the Chancellors Budget and discuss what it will mean to real working people.

Labour Cllr Simon Warley said “This Tory government delivered a further bleak downgraded forecast for growth, wages and productivity, at a time when the country desperately needed a game-changing budget to meet the challenges of the years ahead”.

Warning that the government was “out of touch with people’s every day struggles”, Simon highlighted that at a time where there is a “desperate need to build council homes because within our district…the Chancellor’s only proposal on housing was the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers which nearly all independent analysts agree that this will only have the effect of raising house prices”.

Street Stalls were followed up by door knocking sessions in St Stephens and Northgate wards where people reflected on how dissappointed they were with the budget announcements.