Wednesday 9 October 2019 / 1:35 PM Environment / Luke Pollard

Coastal residents earn £1,600 less – Luke Pollard responds

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Water Minister, responding to a report showing that coastal residents earn £1,600 less than people inland, said:

“This report reveals the scale of the deprivation and inequality imposed on people in our coastal communities by almost a decade of austerity under the Conservatives.

“Our coast is one of Britain’s greatest assets but the people who live there have been let down by a lack of investment and poor infrastructure.

“Labour will invest in better rail and bus links, faster and more reliable broadband, and we will tax holiday homes that sit empty for months on end to pay for public services that locals rely on all year round.”

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Coastal communities: Residents earn £1,600 less than people inland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49890749