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Since the 1970s, the number of Labour MPs who have done manual or clerical work has fallen steadily. A growing number of parliamentarians have been to private schools.
David Skelton, Deputy Director of the think tank Policy Exchange tells Around The House that the gap between voters and politicians is highlighted in tough times for the economy.
Changes to Working Tax Credit come under fire from Pat Glass, the Labour MP for Durham North West, while the Lib Dem MP for Redcar, Ian Swales, defends the cutback.
Around The House tonight on ITV1 at 11.35pm