Harrow Labour announces it will spend more help those most in need

Opposition councillors have announced they will spend more to help borough’s most vulnerable if they come to power in this year’s elections.

The Government has announced it will be scrapping a £180million fund to help people in a social emergency.

Coupled with this announcement, Harrow Labour has attacked the council’s Conservative administration for cutting £3million in the budget set aside to help those the most in need.

Cllr Sachin Shah, shadow member for finance, said: “The cut to the hardship fund means that the Harrow Help Scheme and Emergency relief fund will both be drastically cut by the Tories, removing all safety nets for the people of Harrow.

“On top of this, during the current year, the Harrow Tories are not spending the money they have to help vulnerable people, while homelessness rises and rent arrears grow.

“This is wrong. That is why I can confirm that if Labour forms Harrow’s administration after the local elections, all the underspend in the Harrow help scheme this year will automatically be transferred in to next year’s pot.

“Unlike Susan Hall and the Harrow Tories, Labour will not balance the books on the backs of the poor.”

The Harrow Times has contacted the Conservative administration about the fund and is awaiting a reply.

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7:10pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Husain Akhtar says...

He might do this as he said at the interview: http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=xa705C7Bf
Ss:

Politics aside, Labour has internal weaknesses but has no record of being anti-communities!
He might do this as he said at the interview: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=xa705C7Bf Ss: Politics aside, Labour has internal weaknesses but has no record of being anti-communities! Husain Akhtar
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8:20am Wed 15 Jan 14

rabbitz says...

Help in an emergency? Ah is that what those extra strong lager swilling people are after at the dwp? I have been there and seen them demanding crisis loans because they have no money for "food" etc funnily enough a can of booze in their pocket.
Help in an emergency? Ah is that what those extra strong lager swilling people are after at the dwp? I have been there and seen them demanding crisis loans because they have no money for "food" etc funnily enough a can of booze in their pocket. rabbitz
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8:58am Thu 16 Jan 14

pravinshah1 says...

Labour has internal weaknesses due to some power grabbing individuals in their ranks such as Nain Shah; however it has a good record of being pro community. Unlike Susan Hall and the Harrow Tories, Sachin Shah seems trustworthy.

If because the Independent Labour Group has not sold the community, we would have a better local administration then the one led by Madam Hall...
Labour has internal weaknesses due to some power grabbing individuals in their ranks such as Nain Shah; however it has a good record of being pro community. Unlike Susan Hall and the Harrow Tories, Sachin Shah seems trustworthy. If because the Independent Labour Group has not sold the community, we would have a better local administration then the one led by Madam Hall... pravinshah1
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2:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SeaBee says...

These can't be official Labour Party announcements because they do not contain the words "Cost of Living Crisis". All official Labour Party announcements and all interviews with Labour Party MPs must contain these words until their advertising agency finds a new glib phase. Previous official phrases have included "Triple Dip Recession" and "Bedroom Tax".
These can't be official Labour Party announcements because they do not contain the words "Cost of Living Crisis". All official Labour Party announcements and all interviews with Labour Party MPs must contain these words until their advertising agency finds a new glib phase. Previous official phrases have included "Triple Dip Recession" and "Bedroom Tax". SeaBee
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