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Research published by VoteSmart has shown that Caitlin Bisknell of the Labour Party has become the only left of centre candidate who can win in High Peak.

With the election in High Peak being one of the closest fought in history it has become crucial that voters unite behind a progressive candidate who can defeat the reactionary candidates from UKIP and the Conservative Party.  

Caitlin Bisknell is calling on the people of High Peak to choose the Labour Party when they cast their vote in two days if they want a progressive voice standing up for their community.

Whilst on the doorstep, Caitlin Bisknell says: “This election is an opportunity to ensure that the people of High Peak have an MP who fights those who have been hit the hardest in the past five years. If elected I will fight tooth and nail for those who elected me.”

By analysing data from all 650 constituencies across the United Kingdom VoteSmart has determined which progressive candidate has the potential to win each constituency. After extensive research VoteSmart has declared Caitlin Bisknell as the best hope for High Peak.

Tim Johnson, Secretary of VoteSmart, comments: “Every voter wants to choose a strong local MP who shares their values, but they need to think about the national implications of their vote. Our research has shown that by voting for Caitlin Bisknell the people of High Peak will greatly improve the chances of a progressive Government being formed.”

In conclusion, Caitlin Bisknell states: “Every day on the doorstep I hear from people who have been badly affected by Tory government policy from the Bedroom Tax to lengthening GP waiting times. We need to see an end to the hurt and hardship caused by the Tory government and supported by the former Tory MP or High Peak.”

Caitlin Bisknell has been declared the only choice for High Peak by VoteSmart

Research published by VoteSmart has shown that Caitlin Bisknell of the Labour Party has become the only left of centre candidate who can win in High Peak. With the election...

bedroom_tax_(2).jpgLabours’ Caitlin Bisknell Parliamentary Candidate, pledged to fight the unfair Bedroom Tax affecting hundreds of families in High Peak.

Caitlin Bisknell said:

“The Bedroom Tax will cost people up to £3,500 in High Peak if the Tories win again. At the moment, 371 are paying, but at many more will be caught if the Tories win again. Labour has pledged to abolish the Bedroom Tax and only a Labour government will do this.

Helen Goodman, Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform, said:

“The government has imposed the Bedroom Tax on families who are already hard pressed to make ends meet. There aren’t enough smaller properties for people to move so even the government’s own studies show that people have to cut back on household essentials to pay it. Only a Labour government will abolish the Bedroom Tax.”

Caitlin Bisknell Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate fights the Bedroom Tax

Labours’ Caitlin Bisknell Parliamentary Candidate, pledged to fight the unfair Bedroom Tax affecting hundreds of families in High Peak. Caitlin Bisknell said: “The Bedroom Tax will cost people up to...

15843334415_dcfd41011e_o_(2).jpgHigh Peak’s Caitlin Bisknell welcomed Labour plans to put small businesses first in line for tax cuts and ensure the tax burden on small firms is lower than under the Tories.

 

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls said that Labour’s first Budget would cut business rates for 1.5 million small business properties and then freeze them the following year.

 

On a visit to a small business, Ed Balls published Labour’s plan to deliver a fairer and simpler tax system for small firms.

 

This is part of Labour’s Better Plan for Small Businesses, which includes action to tackle late payment, reducing unnecessary regulation and establishing a British Investment Bank to boost lending to small firms.

 

Over the course of this Parliament the Conservative-led Government is set to have spent more than £7 billion cutting the main rate of corporation tax to the benefit of large companies. But new figures published by Labour today show that since 2010 revenue from business rates has gone up by almost £3 billion and that higher business rates have cost firms an average of £1,500 a year.

 

Labour will lower the tax burden on small businesses with a cut in business rates – worth an average of £400 – rather than going ahead with another cut in corporation tax for large firms.

 

This will benefit 17 small business proprieties for every one business helped by a further cut in corporation tax. And we will look to go even further as we prioritise small businesses for future tax cuts.

 

Ed Balls, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, said: “Unleashing the potential of smaller businesses to grow, create more good jobs and raise living standards is a vital part of Labour’s better plan. Because when working people and British businesses succeed Britain succeeds too.

 

“That’s why Labour’s first Budget will back Britain’s small firms and our struggling high streets by cutting business rates. And we will look to go further by putting small businesses first in line for future tax cuts. This is part of our plan to deliver a simpler and fairer tax system for small businesses.

 

“Under the Tories higher business rates have cost firms an average of £1500 a year and are an ever bigger part of their tax burden. So instead of another corporation tax cut for large companies which helps fewer than one in ten firms, we will cut and then freeze business rates for small firms instead. This is the right priority when money is tight. And it will mean that the tax burden on small businesses will be lower with Labour than under the Tories.

 

“As well as cutting business rates our plan will also tackle late payments, reduce unnecessary regulation and boost lending to SMEs who want to grow with a proper British Investment Bank.

 

“Every large business started off as a small business and I want to ensure smaller firms have the support they need to grow, invest, innovate and raise their productivity. Our plan will help small firms create more high skilled, high paid jobs which are vital to raising living standards.”

Caitlin welcomes Labour commitment to prioritise tax cuts for small firms in first Budget

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