1. Tackling the cost of living
This year the Midlothian Foodbank turns ten. The volunteers and supporters deserve a medal but their help should never have been needed here in one of the richest countries in the world.
People shouldn’t have to rely on charity for what should be theirs by right. I fight for families every single day and as your member of parliament I’ll push for the childcare, housing and jobs that families need to get on.
Midlothian is growing because it’s an absolutely brilliant place to raise a family but we need to make sure that there are services that support family life and the kinds of well paid work and affordable housing that mean people can really make the most of life here.
"The crisis is not coming, the crisis is here!"— LBC (@LBC) August 14, 2022
Three quarters of families on universal credit have already had to give up essentials according to @kirstyjmcneill from Save The Children UK. @SangitaMyska pic.twitter.com/B59zJKGQSo