Rachel Hopkins MP in blue jacket
Rachel Hopkins MP in blue jacket

Wages in Luton South are 6.8% lower than when Tories came to power 

New analysis reveals the Tories’ wholescale failure to grow the economy and to level up Britain, with figures showing that in every region in Great Britain real wages are lower now than when the Tories came to power in 2010.  

Wages in Luton South have fallen by £2,229, resulting in a 6.8% cut. Across the country, real wages are down by an average of 5%, leaving people £1,600 a year worse off than they were in 2010.  

A crucial component of getting wages up and improving living standards is growing the economy, something that has stalled under the Tories.  

If the economy had continued to grow at the same rate as it had been with the last Labour government, then there would be £30 billion more to spend on public services without having to raise a single tax.  

Rachel Hopkins MP responding on the impact of falling wages in Luton South, said: 

“These figures don’t just underline a lack of growth under the Tories, they show the complete failure over 12 years to build an economy that actually works in the interests of working people.  

“Billions of taxpayer money that has been wasted on undelivered projects, crony contracts, unsafe PPE and Tory vanity projects, showing just what irresponsible stewards of the economy the Conservatives are.  

“Labour will stabilise our economy, and we will get it growing with our Green Prosperity Plan and our active partnership with British businesses.” 

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