ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has been warned that his 5,564 majority is smaller than the number of his constituents to be moved onto Universal Credit.

His Labour rival Cllr Alyson Barnes is urging the Northern Powerhouse minister to stand up within government against the controversial benefit's further roll out.

Mr Berry is one of 84 Tory MPs whose 2017 election majority is smaller than the number of constituents moving on to Universal Credit.

Cllr Barnes said: "It’s no surprise that the Tories have been thrown into disarray over Universal Credit.

"Politicians can’t cause this much human suffering and not expect a backlash.

“Jake Berry should stand up against this roll out before it is too late..

“Labour would stop the roll-out of Universal Credit."