Letter to Iain Duncan Smith MP

February 12, 2014 at 11:26 am / by

Last week I wrote a letter to Iain Duncan Smith MP, to invite him to meet with me to discuss the impact of welfare cuts on our constituency.

Unsurprisingly, he turned down my request.

Dear Iain Duncan Smith,

I believe that you will be visiting my constituency Hampstead and Kilburn next week, speaking at a Conservative Party Fundraiser about your plans to ‘shake up’ the welfare system.

As the Labour parliamentary candidate and long term resident of Hampstead and Kilburn, I would like to request a short meeting with you while you are here.

I would like to impress upon you how your changes to welfare programmes have severely impacted local residents.

I wonder if you are aware of the devastating effect of the bedroom tax on residents in both Camden and Brent?

My neighbours John and Kathleen cannot cope without a spare bedroom: they use it to store John’s special bed which he requires in order to sleep due to his disability. This is just one example among hundreds that I would like to share with you.

I would also like to hear your views on the increasing number of food banks in my constituency. Do you share my concerns about people depending on food banks for their survival?

I look forward to hearing from you. I am happy to meet you before the fundraiser at the same location.

Yours sincerely

Councillor Tulip Siddiq
Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn