Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Secretary, said in response to Tory Minister Richard Benyon lecturing families on throwing away food:
“Mums struggling to feed their families don't need lectures on wrapping cheese from a Tory Government which has created a cost of living crisis with its failed economic plan.
“People are cutting back on food, eating less fresh meat, fruit and vegetables and foodbanks can barely cope. This out of touch Government's response to the cost of living crisis is condescension and a tax cut for millionaires. If Ed Miliband was Prime Minister today, Labour would make a real difference by restoring the 50p tax rate and making a real difference to families, prioritise getting young people back to work, and saying let’s restore the tax credits that make work pay.”