James Arbuthnot: Labour would take £234 from 18,800 pensioners in North East Hampshire

Research by James Arbuthnot MP has shown that Labour’s plan to cut pensions would hit 18,800 pensioners in North East Hampshire, many of whom depend on their Basic State Pension to pay their bills and put food on the table.

Labour have chosen to cap pensions rather than benefits, meaning the Basic State Pension would be £234 less a year by 2017/18.

James said:

“Now we know that when Labour say they would cut welfare, what they really mean is they would choose to cut the Basic State Pension over capping benefits.

“This would take £234 a year away from 18,800 pensioners in North East Hampshire – people who have worked hard all their lives.

“This is about a simple choice: the Conservatives want to reward pensioners. Labour want to punish them”.