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Shipley MP Philip Davies hits out after benefits survey
2:09pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
Nine out of ten people in Shipley want all benefits stopped to non-British citizens after six months, according to a survey by an MP.
A total of 92 per cent of the 600 respondents wanted benefits stopped after the 26 week period for everyone other than those born in the UK.
Shipley MP Philip Davies said: “The paying of benefits to people coming into Britain from abroad is a big problem.
“People are sick of being taken for a ride by people who have not contributed but are allowed to claim benefits.
“The 92 per cent shows the strength of feeling. The other eight per cent of people probably think six months is far too generous. The Government has to get to grips with this,” he said.
The survey also showed overwhelming support for an In/Out EU referendum to be held with 81.7 per cent of respondents in favour. A total of 66.7 per cent said they would vote to leave the European Union.
Mr Davies added: “People have not been consulted for almost 40 years and they are crying out to have their say.
“Both Labour and the Lib Dems are doing everything they can to prevent people from having the referendum they clearly want. They should trust the public.
“Back in 2005 I was the first MP to publicly say we should leave the EU and I am delighted that two-thirds of people in my constituency agree,” he said
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