LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to deliver comprehensive review of social security to return to the principles of when the system was first established.
Speaking on a visit to Redditch today, Thursday, Mr Corbyn declared his party would deliver radical changes to Universal Credit if it won power.
Meeting party faithful at South Redditch Sports and Social Club, Mr Corbyn told the Standard Labour would end the five week wait to go on Universal Credit and scrap capability for work tests and replace them with a medical assessment.
“The levels of poverty, in work and child poverty in this country are shocking,” he said.
“We need a benefits system that works but bear in mind many people who access the system are in work themselves because wages are too low.”
Turning to Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Redditch, Rebecca Jenkins he added: “I hope you do everything you can to support her because Redditch is a seat we need.”
Ms Jenkins said: “Jeremy’s here today because Redditch is a key marginal seat. We’re getting supporters together to have a conversation on why we need a Labour government and why we need to have a Labour council reinstated in Redditch and how the last eight to nine years of austerity have impacted on people here in Redditch.”
Full story online tomorrow at www.redditchstandard.co.uk