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Bexleyheath and Crayford MP facing pressure over tax credits

PUBLISHED: 09:18 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:18 19 November 2015

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Nearly 200 people have signed a petition asking David Evennett to oppose tax credit cuts

A petition signed by nearly 200 people urging the Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett to oppose tax credit cuts will be handed in this Friday.

Local resident Jon French, along with other local campaigners, will be delivering the petition on November 20 at at 5.30pm.

The petition currently has 185 signatures from people across Bexleyheath and Crayford.

It is part of a national, 150,000-strong petition to MPs ahead of the Chancellors Autumn Statement on November 25.

Campaigners say the cuts would make life harder for millions of low-paid working families, and could push 200,000 children into poverty across the country.

In Bexleyheath & Crayford, child poverty levels already stand at 23.28 per cent.

Kahra Wayland-Larty, a campaigner at 38 Degrees said: “Local people are clear: David Evennett should stand up to tax credits cuts that will punish hard working families in Bexleyheath and Crayford on low wages.

“People in this area didn’t vote for these cruel cuts. Before the election, David Cameron promised he wouldn’t touch tax credits, but now his party is going back on its word.

“David Evennett needs to listen to his constituents and join other Conservative MPs in opposing George Osborne’s cuts before the Autumn Statement next week.”

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