Alex today (16th September) hailed the success of a recent ‘Coffee, Cake & Chat’ morning geared towards finding out how women in Stockton North are coping under the Tory-Led Government.
Women from around the area attended the event at Stockton Library to express their opinions to Alex on a range of issues including the NHS; pensions, crime and anti-social behaviour and local services.
“It’s no secret that the current policies of the Coalition Government disproportionately affect women greater than men, for example, recent employment figures state that the number of women made redundant increased 72.3% on the previous quarter and women claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance continues to rise to the highest levels in decades.
“However, employment is just one issue. That is why I felt it was necessary to arrange the listening event to get a clear understanding of the issues that women in my constituency feel are the most important, and therefore allowing me to best represent them in Parliament.”