Shadow cabinet member Angela Eagle visits Sizewell B power station

Shadow Minister Angela Eagle with David Ellesmere on a visit to Ipswich.

Shadow Minister Angela Eagle with David Ellesmere on a visit to Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Shadow cabinet member Angela Eagle has praised efforts to create jobs during a visit to Suffolk today.

The shadow leader of the House of Commons visited Sizewell B power station before joining party members in Ipswich to campaign in the town.

Ms Eagle said she visited the power station to talk to workers and managers about the importance of creating good-quality jobs for highly-trained staff.

And she wanted to emphasise that Labour was keen to ensure workers got a better deal so they did not have to rely on state support to top up their wages.

She said the party’s aim of increasing the minimum wage, in stages, to £8 a hour had been popular with many voters: “It is something that people recognise would make a real benefit to their lives.”

During her visit to Ipswich with council leader and Labour candidate, David Ellesmere, she praised the borough for its introduction of the living wage to all employees.

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