Same old Tories: Wakefield Tory Story in "Nannygate" row
The Daily Mirror has confronted Wakefield's Tory candidate Alex Story over allegations that he paid his nanny just £2.50 per hour, to look after his 3 children. Read the article here =>
Mr Story did not deny the allegations but retorted "Have you tried to hire a nanny in London?"
Wakefield's Labour candidate Mary Creagh said "It is shocking that 11 years after the Tories opposed the introduction of a National Minimum Wage, Alex Story thinks it ok to pay his nanny just £2.50 per hour. These allegations need to be investigated urgently. Alex Story needs to come clean on this."
"The National Minimum Wage has benefited thousands of low paid workers in Wakefield and is one of the Labour Government's greatest achievements. I sat on the committee which updated the minimum wage law and asked the Prime Minster to back tough new penalties for rogue employers who flout the law. Now, rogue employers caught underpaying their workers can be fined between £100 and £5,000."
The National Minimum Wage hotline was set up by the Labour government to enforce the law and take action against employers who pay their staff derisory wages. Tel: 0800 917 2368