Gareth Thomas MP launches armed forces credit union campaign
Gareth Thomas MP, Shadow Europe Minister, led a debate on 8 April 2014 calling for an armed forces credit union to help military families who may be facing financial difficulty.
“An armed forces credit union could provide specialist financial products tailored to meet the needs of service families and importantly help them plan for a future civilian life.”
The Great Tory Train Robbery
Gareth Thomas MP is campaigning with London Labour to stop the Great Tory Train Robbery which is hitting millions of Londoners.
As The Evening Standard has revealed, under the Tory Mayor of London, commuter fares in London have become the highest in the world. Labour is calling on Boris Johnson to freeze fares at inflation to help to ease the cost of living crisis in the capital.
A few key points:
• The cost of a single bus journey has increased by 56% under Boris Johnson
• A Zone 1-6 travelcard is now £440 a year more expensive
• The plan to close ticket offices and cut staff will make commuting more difficult and less safe
• Boris Johnson is breaking his election manifesto promise to keep a ticket office open at every station
To read the standard coverage, click here.
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