The cost-of-living crisis is making life a misery for people in Cynon Valley.
Inflation is reaching record highs, and everything is going up except incomes. Energy prices are going up 23 times faster than wages.
It is important to me to get a sense of the real impact of the cost-of-living crisis on my constituents. So I asked people how the crisis was affecting them, and the response has been staggering.
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An overwhelming 90% of respondents felt worse-off than they did 12 months prior. Only 1% of respondents said they felt better-off.
Over 81% of people in Cynon Valley reported that their financial situation is impacting on their mental health, including 98% of those on benefits.
We have allowed poverty to become normalised in our society. It’s time we did something about it.
I look forward to attending the TUC demonstration on 18 June in London and I hope you will join me there.
But we won’t stop in London. I want this campaign to continue. That’s why, with Rhondda Cynon Taf Trades Union Council, I’m calling our own ‘Demand Better’ rally in Cynon Valley on 2nd July.
I hope to see you then.