Candidate speaks out against cuts in society

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A CANDIDATE representing a minority party in Portsmouth North at the general election has spoken of the damaging effect cuts are having on vulnerable people.

Steve George, of The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, says the closure of the Independent Living Fund this summer will place 17,000 people across the UK into an ‘impossible situation’.

Speaking at The News Portsmouth North hustings at Highbury College this week, Mr George criticised changes to the benefits system and the way the mentally ill and disabled are being targeted.

‘While I cannot alter government policy alone, I can use my mouth, and my pen for Portsmouth people, and will do so,’ he said.

‘This is why I am standing in Portsmouth North, for The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party.

‘Our values are in the name.’