Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Labour “Incredibly disappointed” by Victoria Prentis MP’s vote against pay increase for nurses and police officers

Sean Woodcock at Overthorpe GE2017Cllr Sean Woodcock, Labour’s leader of the opposition on Cherwell District Council, has said that he is “incredibly disappointed” that Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis voted against a Labour Party amendment to the Queen Speech about ending the public sector pay freeze.

For the last seven years, dedicated public sector staff, including nurses, police officers and fire fighters, have had an effective real-terms pay cut, whilst there are ever increasing demands on their services.

We have seen recently that whenever there is a terrorist incident or a tragedy like the Grenfell Fire, the Conservatives are never short of praise or platitudes for how much they value the work done by frontline staff in our public services. Yet when it comes to ensuring these same people are paid properly; they continue to come up short.

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