Ritchie condemns Tory winter fuel plans

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017
pensioner3SDLP candidate for South Down Margaret Ritchie has railed against Tory plans to cut the Winter Fuel Payment for thousands of pensioners. She was responding to Conservative Party’s plans to introduce a means-test in Winter Fuel Payments.
  Ritchie said, “Theresa May called this election to give herself a strong hand for Brexit and a free hand to cut welfare and pensions.
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Go For It March 2017“The attack on the Winter Fuel Allowance is only the beginning of cuts that a Tory Government would implement.
  “The Winter Fuel Payment is essential to ensure our pensioners do not fall into fuel poverty and are at greater risk of all of the associated health ailments this could bring.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertShe added, “This latest move from the Tories demonstrates why we need as many MPs as ever to go to Westminster to take on the Tories.”
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