Support for MEP Nessa Childers

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Co Tipperary MEP Phil Prendergast has come out in support of fellow MEP Nessa Childers who has resigned from the Labour Parliamentary Party.

Deputy Prendergast said that in her opinion there is something fundamentally wrong with the actions of Labour in government when a European Commission report finds that the most recent budget reduced the income proportionally more for the bottom 20% than the top 20%.

She has called on the Labour Party to recognise that those with the greatest needs are loosing out more than those at the highest level of society. She added that Labour needs to take radical and immediate action to restore confidence in the party among its members and supporters before it is too late.