Posted by Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, at 20:45, Wed 30 June 2010:
It’s been a week since the new Government unveiled its budget. We now know their programme of cuts to public services and support for families will hit our community hard. I'm asking for your help to determine what I can do as our local MP to limit the damage this budget will cause to Walthamstow.
On the evening of Wednesday 14 July I will be holding a brainstorming session in Parliament to consider how we can practically help tackle the poverty this budget will create. Whilst we can’t prevent them cutting tax credits and local jobs, we can still take action.
We will be considering how we can support the work of our credit union, protest against high street loansharks and ensure free access to financial and insolvency advice as well as calling for national action on interest rates and banking practices. This will be an informal event with plenty of opportunities for your questions and to debate these issues with every participant. I promise there will be no boring speeches !
I hope you can join me on the evening of the 14th – please RSVP to email@example.com for venue and timing details so we can finalise numbers. If you can’t join us but would like to be part of this work please do let me know – let’s together form Walthamstow’s line of defence against this wreckless budget.