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MP Jim Fitzpatrick calls for change of direction from government

PUBLISHED: 17:08 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 15 May 2013

The housing crisis and increased cost of living shows the government is failing Tower Hamlets, an MP has warned.

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick urged the government to consider a “new direction” in light of the country’s continued economic woes.

“People in my constituency see a government without direction and a country where things are getting worse not better”, he said.

“This will be a lost decade without a change. We need a new direction, we need new policies and, in reality, we need a new government.”

Wages in Tower Hamlets are an average of 13 per cent lower than in 2008, while unemployment remains stubbornly high, he warned.


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