Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the rebuke of Grant Shapps by the UK Statistics Authority, said:
“This is a Government that doesn’t like to let the facts get in the way of a good story.
“Grant Shapps may know a thing or two about making things up but it really is outrageous that the Tories have been caught yet again misusing statistics for their own ends. People want a Government that deals with the problems facing Britain, with a plan for getting growth and jobs in our economy, not one that repeatedly misleads the public.
“Grant Shapps needs to come clean and apologise for trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes.”