New figures from Labour show that 40 per cent of families with children in South East could be hit by David Cameron’s tax credit cuts. Across the UK the figure is 51 per cent, with the number rising to 56 per cent in five UK regions.
The House of Commons figures also show that 73 per cent of families in South East claiming tax credits are in work.
Peter Kyle MP said: “People who have been struggling for the past five years are now worried things are about to get much worse. David Cameron needs to come clean about who the Tories are going to hit with these cuts.
“People in my community work hard, many of them do long hours on little pay but it is not enough to support their family and provide their children with a decent standard of living.
“If these cuts are targeted at the people who are going out to work but are still living in poverty, the Tories will have to answer to the people who voted for them that did so believing they offered aspiration. What credibility can they have now if one of the first things this Government does is hit people who are trying hard, against the odds, to support their families?”