Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria de Piero MP, visited Ilford North following news that women's average median pay has fallen has fallen by over £82 per week.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal. Women’s gross median pay had fallen by an estimated £82.20 per week between 2010-2013 – higher than the London and national averages.
Ilford North’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Wes Streeting, has published the figures following a national ‘Cost of Cameron’ campaign day on March 22nd, to highlight the impact of government policies on the cost of living.
Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria de Piero MP, has visited the constituency to meet with women at a Zumba fitness class at the RDSA Hall in Barkingside, before a women’s coffee discussion on Barkingside High Street.
Cllr Wes Streeting, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Ilford North, said:
“By anyone’s standards, a fall in wages of £82.20 is huge and highlights the extent to which women in Ilford North are at the sharp end of the cost of living crisis hitting the country. The recent measures outlined in George Osborne’s budget will do little to boost wages or help families struggling with rising living costs.
“It was great to have Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women in Ilford North to talk to women affected by low pay and rising bills. We need a government that will take action to make sure that, as the economy grows, everyone feels the benefit in their pockets, not just the privileged few.”