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At a time of rejoicing, we think of all our comrades who are finding it difficult to support themselves and their families. Whether you are religious or not, spare a little time for others and wish them a merry Christmas and a happy new year ahead.

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On a cold December night last week, 5 brave members of Stafford Constituency Labour Party chose to eschew their warm and comfortable beds in their centrally heated homes and sleep outside during what was one of the coldest nights of the year so far. And not without a cause.

Universal Credit, a wel...

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As the weather turns colder, spare a thought for Stafford Labour Party activists who will spend a night sleeping rough on the streets of Stafford Town Centre to draw attention to the plight of constituents who are forced to apply for Universal Credit.

On Friday December 8th at 8.30pm the activists...

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At a recent social event, Stafford Labour Party were pleased to welcome Richard Burgon as the guest speaker. Richard gave this wonderful endorsement to the activists who are sleeping out on December the 8th in order to highlight the cruel nature of Universal Credit:

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Universal Credit, the brainchild of Iain Duncan Smith, is one of several wide ranging reforms introduced by the Conservative Government as part of its Welfare Reform Act (2012). It will replace a number of key benefits, and whilst it presents an opportunity to improve the welfare system, its implementation is doing just the opposite. Stafford claimants are racking up rent arrears and even facing the prospect of eviction whilst waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.

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