Friday 21 April 2017 / 3:20 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May’s refusal to commit the Tories to maintaining the pensions triple lock only further proves the Tories are abandoning older people – John McDonnell

John
McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor
, responding to Theresa May failing to
commit the Tories to maintaining the pensions triple lock if she wins the
general election, said:

“Only
four days into the Tory campaign and Theresa May has refused to commit to
maintaining the pensions triple lock, just as Philip Hammond refused to commit
to it on Tuesday.

“Theresa
May’s refusal to commit the Tories to maintaining the pensions triple lock only
further proves the Tories are abandoning older people. It’s now clear pensions
protections are now in jeopardy.

“Labour
will stand up for older people by maintaining the pensions triple lock and by
keeping the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes so that the elderly can
go about their lives with the dignity they deserve.”