New figures: Cornwall’s Labour candidates express their concern for local people as real wages drop again – down £737.49 from an average salary of £23,790 in Cornwall.  

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, (published Tuesday 14 February) reveal real wages fell by 3.1% in the three months to December – the biggest drop in 14 years. Analysis reveals that local wages in Cornwall have fallen by £737.49 over the last twelve months.

Jayne Kirkham, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Truro and Falmouth, said:

“If Labour was in power today we would bring in a proper windfall tax on the vast profits of the energy giants to fund real help for people struggling with the cost of living crisis.

“Labour has plans for a fairer, greener economy with investment in renewables and zero carbon electricity by 2030 and insulating millions of homes which will deliver growth and provide decent jobs in Cornwall and beyond.

Perran Moon, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Camborne and Redruth said:

“The Conservatives have given us the worst cost of living crisis in decades. Families need a government that is on their side, but instead all we get from the Conservatives is chaos, incompetence and the highest tax burden in 70 years, while our public services collapse all around us.

“Labour would prevent the energy price cap from rising again in April, reduce bills by insulating old, inefficient housing and end the scandal of prepayment meters that charge more and leave families unable to heat their homes.”

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