MOIRA Ramage has pledged to fight against poverty if she secures the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat for Labour.

After hearing “heartbreaking” stories from those on Universal Credit and members of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, the mum-of-four has promised she would be there for constituents who are struggling financially.

Mrs Ramage said: “I think Universal Credit is an absolutely shocking policy – one that the Labour Party want to scrap.

“It needs to go. It is simply inhumane that some people are having to live in such dire circumstances in this day and age.

“There was one lady on the doorstep I spoke to who literally burst into tears as she said she had no money and her kids had to go to school.

“It is 2019 but there are some people who are working and yet cannot afford to feed their children.

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“Coming from a working class background, I know what it’s like to be there. I have a huge amount of experience and I’m not afraid of taking people on when things are not right.”

Mrs Ramage added: “I also am part of the WASPI campaign and am helping these women with a variety of things, such as sending in their forms and explaining the legal processes around it.



“There was one woman at a gala day I was talking to who said she didn’t have a TV because she couldn’t afford a licence or Virgin or Sky, so she just did without.

“She didn’t have any income.

“These stories are truly heartbreaking and something needs to change fast.”

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