MP must need things to do

One of our local MPs, Tim Loughton, must be struggling to find things to do locally after he lost his job as children’s minister.

He’s now campaigning on a national issue of tax breaks for married couples, a promise made by his party in the run up to the 2010 election.

Mr Loughton states that a couple on £44.000 would be better off by £150 per year (about £3 per week), hardly worth bothering with, but I suppose it would cover the TV licence fee.

Maybe he’s forgotten or doesn’t know!

A tax break will mean a cut elsewhere (working tax credits) so families will not be better off.

Ian Hunt

Pavilion Road,