With six months left until the General Election, Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Campaign Deputy, visited Rastrick as part of the “Labour Express” tour to highlight the choice available to voters ahead of May 2015.
He revealed figures which show that in Calderdale, 2,700 people earn the minimum wage or below. This accounts for 3.7 per cent of all jobs in the area.
Campaigners began the tour at the Greyhound pub in Rastrick. Mr Ashworth said: “The Calder Valley is a great part of the world, but unfortunately too many people are affected by low pay.”
Josh Fenton-Glynn, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Calder Valley, said: “I’m proud that Labour is fighting to deal with the issue of low pay and has put forward a comprehensive package of measures that will help many people in the Calder Valley better cope with the cost of living crisis.”