Politics behind socialist clothes bank branded ‘shameful’ by Stockton’s Tory MP James Wharton

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Stockton’s Tory MP James Wharton has become embroiled in a row with organisers of a clothes bank – outside his constituency.

Mr Wharton, MP for Stockton South, said there was “more than a hint of party politics” about the launch of the County Durham Socialist Clothes Banksix months before an election”.

> There’s “more than a hint of party politics” behind the need for such ventures too. It stems from political decisions made by the Tory party.

I don’t think people who need to use it will be doing so as a political gesture… they do so because they have no other choice.

This is as much about making statements about politics as it is about doing good things,” he told a local TV news station.

I welcome one, I’m not convinced about the other.”

But his…

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