The division between the haves and have nots remains as great as ever. Official figures show that the gap between the rich and the poor was greater in 2007-08 that it was in 1996-97. Under Labour, the richest fifth of the population earned over 5 times as much as the poorest fifth. The 5 million poorest households had an income of just £89 a week.
To add insult to injury, the least well off fifth of households paid a higher proportion of their income in tax than any other group. The least well off fifth paid an effective tax rate of 38.7%. The richest fifth had an effective tax rate of 34.9%. Charlie believes this was unfair.
Meanwhile, the number of people doing absolutely nothing at all was at record levels. This is officially known as "economic inactivity" - which in reality means workless. Almost 7.9 million people of working age were economically inactive. A staggering number. That was 20% of the working age population. Locally, there were 13,000 workless people - one in four of the working age population.
Charlie believes this could not be justified under any concept of fairness in a decent society. Worse yet, social mobility fell under Gordon Brown. Under Labour if you were born into poverty you were more likely to live and die in poverty than before.
It is different under the Conservatives. The Conservatives have been reforming welfare to make work pay. They are introducing universal credit, to make benefits simpler. The conservatives have introduced work programmes to get people off benefits and into work. They are tackling benefit culture and are helping troubled families to break the cycle of poverty.
Charlie Elphicke wants to see a Britain that we can all be part of, where we help everybody to grow and achieve their potential.