Slough’s MP has claimed people have “had enough” of Conservative policies following today’s Autumn Statement.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt today (November 22) delivered this year’s Autumn Statement – which is likely to be among the last of the government’s major financial announcements ahead of the next general election.

Measures revealed included a two per cent cut in National Insurance, an increase in pensions and benefits, and tightened rules for welfare recipients.

Speaking before the House of Commons, Mr Hunt said: “The best universities, the cleverest scientists and the smartest entrepreneurs have given us Europe’s most innovative economy. We can be the most prosperous too.

“In the face of global challenges, we have halved inflation, reduced our debt and grown our economy. As a country we are sticking to a plan that is working.”

But Slough MP Tan Dhesi pointed out that the town’s residents have experienced a higher tax burden in recent years on top of the cost-of-living crisis.

He said: “After 13 long years, people have had enough of tired Tory policies, which have made them worse off.”

Mr Hunt became Chancellor in October 2022 following the dismissal of Kwasi Kwarteng by then Prime Minister Liz Truss in the wake of the widely criticised mini-budget.

He retained his role in the Treasury when Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister later that month.

Mr Dhesi, who serves as Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, added: “There are no announcements the Chancellor can make that will change this shocking record. The situation underscores the urgent need for Labour's Better Off Plan.

“A future Labour Government is committed to significantly reducing these financial pressures for families in Slough, with a clear strategy to lower household bills, including energy and mortgage costs, and move away from the Conservatives' era of high taxes and low growth.”