Graham Stuart MP has described the Queen’s Speech as sending a “powerful message of social justice”.
The Government announced a programme to increase job creation, improve public services, extend home ownership and bring the national finances back under control.
Graham said, “The Queen’s Speech builds on the progress made over the last five years and sets the stage for Britain to move to the next stage of the recovery. People across Beverley and Holderness will be delighted that there will be no increase in personal taxation while working families will benefit from greater access to childcare.
“There is particularly good news when it comes to housing. Extending the Right to Buy to the tenants of Housing Associations will bring home ownership within the reach of 1.3 million more families. Councils will be required to sell high-value council houses and put the money into building affordable homes, while 200,000 discounted Starter Homes will be built for young first-time buyers.
“School reform will continue to ensure all schools offer their pupils a high quality education, while the Government will continue increasing spending on our health service, by at least £8 billion a year by 2020, and create a genuinely seven-day NHS.
“There will also be some important constitutional changes to promote basic fairness in our democracy, including ensuring English MPs have a veto over matters only affecting England, as I have called for through my Fair Votes For All campaign, and holding an in-out EU referendum by the end of 2017.
“Together, these measures send a powerful message of social justice and I look forward to working with ministers to deliver these changes – and a better, stronger and fairer Britain.”