Conservative MP Heidi Allen Breaks Down In Tears

Wednesday 06 December, 2017 Written by 
Conservative MP Heidi Allen Breaks Down In Tears

Heidi Allen a Conservative MP wept in the House of Commons after hearing of the desperate situations of people affected by government welfare reforms. Heidi Allen’s voice cracked, and she was visibly emotional following the speech by Labour’s Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

Heidi Allen’s voice faltered, and she was visibly emotional following the speech by Labour’s Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee after he had described the poverty and desperation he has witnessed in his constituency of Birkenhead, Merseyside.

This included him persuading a man not to commit suicide and meeting a family who had a ‘lucky week’ because neighbours invited them to a funeral ‘so they could finish off the food’. Describing his conversation with the suicidal man, Mr Field said: ‘I realised the hand that shook my hand was wet. He had been crying. Tory MP Heidi Allen cries after Universal Credit story. ‘And the hand that shook my hand was the hand that wiped away those tears.’ In response, Ms Allen, the MP for South Cambridgeshire, said: ‘I don’t know where to start after that.

This can be seen here: http://www.abcorg.net/item/1851-opposition-day-debate-a-debate-on-universal-credit-on-a-motion-in-the-name-of-the-official-opposition

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