My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Interestingly, Christine Melsom from the IsItFair campaign has said:
"The Tories' proposals will do nothing to help the many younger people on low incomes who are already struggling with the effects of previous increases".
The Conservatives' policy is opportunist and unprincipled, and does not even do what they say it is trying to do. The Conservatives plan to help 5 million pensioners, but the average pensioner couple in that group would be £100 better off under our local income tax plans. We are looking forward to debating this with the Conservatives, because pensioners will much prefer our proposals.