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SALFORD TUC FIRES NEW SACK ESTHER MCVEY CAMPAIGN
 

Star date: 13th January 2018

BENEFIT SANCTIONS MP FACES NEW CAMPAIGN FOR SACK

Salford TUC is firing a new campaign to 'Sack Esther McVey Again', having four members on its national steering committee, including two Salford councillors, and making the first donation towards its funds.

Esther McVey, the former Employment Minister who introduced benefit sanctions guidelines, lost her seat in the Wirral after a huge 'Sack Esther McVey' campaign, but then got re-elected in Tatton at the last General Election, and was recently handed the job of Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions – an appointment Jeremy Corbyn said would be "a cause for alarm for disabled people".

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The campaign against Esther McVey's appointment as Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions is gathering pace, with a 38 Degrees petition to 'Sack Esther McVey' claiming around one thousand signatures an hour since it was posted this week, and currently standing at over 26,000 names.*

"People are hugely offended and upset at the appointment of this Minister to this position" state the organisers, adding that "As Employment Minister Esther McVey seemed to take great delight when introducing new guidelines which lead to benefit sanctions..."

The petition also explains that "her record speaks for itself..."

• Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms aka the Bedroom Tax.

• Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

• Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods of time for those unable to work due to illness or disability

• Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

In 2015, while Tory MP for the Wirral and Employment Minister, there was a huge 'Sack Esther McVey' campaign which led to her losing her seat in that year's General Election...including a song by Alun Parry, denouncing her as the 'wicked witch of the Wirral'.

McVey was re-elected as MP for Tatton last year and has now been catapulted back into welfare land, much to the horror of campaigners, activists and anyone her policies touched. This week, Jeremy Corbyn said her appointment would be "a cause for alarm for disabled people"...

Now, a new 'Sack Esther McVey Again' movement has been launched, targeting the Tatton constituency with the aim of ousting her at the next General Election. There are plans for protests in Tatton, a new song, and loads of campaign materials.

It's being fired by Salford TUC which has made the first donation of £50 towards its fighting fund, while Salford has four members on the national steering committee – Salford Labour councillors Kate Lewis and Barbara Bentham, plus Edward Garner and Alec McFadden.

A new Sack Esther McVey Facebook site called 'FesterMcVileOut' has also been set up – click here for details

*To read and sign the 38 Degrees petition – click here

DAvid richards wrote
at 2:23:51 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Labourhave the same contempt for the sick and disabled and the entire working class. they are good at hiding it with lots of cover from the middle class left.
 
bob wrote
at 7:55:40 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018
Mcvey has the usual Tory stance on sick and disabled. She dislikes them with passion. What a vile person. |She will go a long way in the Tory party.
 
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