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Danielle Rowley

Labour MP for Midlothian

I Shouldn't Have To Help My Constituents Call The Universal Credit Helpline - The Government Must Make It Free

The simple act of offering my phone to constituents is politics on the front line, and I won't turn anyone away who needs help and support. The Governments' refusal to scrap this charge shows their lack of understanding of the everyday lives and hardships of those who are struggling on their new benefit service. I hope that elected representatives across the country can do the same as I have and offer their phone up for free to contact the Universal Credit helpline. If Theresa May won't make seeking help free, then until we make her change her mind on this, and on Universal Credit in general, we should do what little things we can to help people in need.
12/10/2017 17:49 BST