King’s Lynn activists to join anti-austerity protest in London

Campaigners are heading to London at the weekend for an anti-austerity march. Pictured are (from lef

Campaigners are heading to London at the weekend for an anti-austerity march. Pictured are (from left) Reece Cox, Bill Cox, Mia West, Dave Cox, Linda Cox, Les Thurlow and Dave Dennis. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

They will be travelling from King's Lynn to London tomorrow to join a mass protest against austerity measures.

The group claims that 'ordinary people who had nothing to do with the crisis caused by bankers and financiers' continue to suffer, and are concerned about further cuts to services, jobs and employment rights.

Jo Rust, who was Labour's North West Norfolk parliamentary candidate in the recent election, said: 'People are genuinely scared about the impact that another, deeper round of cuts will have on society.

'We've already seen cuts to police, fire and local government and freezes to health and education.'

She added: 'We've seen the most vulnerable in our community facing months with no money due to benefit sanctions and we have greater numbers of people either homeless or at significant risk of homelessness.'


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The group travelling to London tomorrow contains union and political party members, community campaigners and the public.

Thousands of people are expected to join the march, which will make its way from the City through to Westminster and the Houses of Parliament.

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Linda Cox, founder of King's Lynn Against Welfare Reform, said: 'While marching might not cause the government to change its policies, it will ensure they know they don't have a clear mandate for their actions.'

The group will be taking tomorrow's 8.54 train from Lynn to King's Cross. Financial support is available to trade union members. Email kingslynnanddistrict tradescouncil@hotmail.co.uk for details.

Let us know if you will be joining the march. Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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