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The Country Can Learn From Slough -- Fiona

“If everyone is confident that their aspiration will be rewarded, they will do as my constituents do: invest in their skills, work hard and grow our whole nation’s economy.” That was the message from Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart in the House of Commons on Thursday as Parliament discussed the economy.

Fiona used the debate to call on the Government to build a one nation approach where burdens are fairly shared.

Fiona later commented, “Slough is a success story. I used the debate to highlight that this town creates twice as much wealth per resident as average places do. Our town is filled with people who work hard to achieve a better life for themselves and their families. Giving everyone an equal chance is what the Government should be pushing for but failed to do in the last 5 years.

“Slough faces problems too, I raised the housing shortage which the Government should work to solve, instead of giving away homes at a discount which will end up in the private sector making huge profits for landlords who charge rents Slough people can’t afford. So many people want to own their own homes but struggle to even make up the deposit. I’ll carry on pushing for more affordable housing.”

 

You can read the whole debate here or download a PDF of Fiona's speech here