UKIP in Lichfield and Burntwood say families are being forced to use food banks because of zero hours contracts.

The party said 840 families in the city had used the area’s food bank.

A spokesperson said the situation “simply isn’t good enough”.

“This is due to delays in social security payments of up to six weeks and as a direct result of zero hours contracts.

“It simply isn’t good enough and that’s why people should vote UKIP, the party that works for the people of Britain not just the advantaged few.”

The candidates standing in the Lichfield constituency in May are:

  • Andy Bennetts – Class War
  • Michael Fabricant – Conservatives
  • Robert Pass – Green Party
  • John Rackham – UKIP
  • Paul Ray – Lib Dem
  • Chris Worsey – Labour

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