Labour's deputy leader, Failsworth and Ashton MP Angela Rayner, has told Conservative ministers to "get back to the drawing board" after saying people in the North would be disproportionately affected by the changes to the social care reform.

These changes will see a cap of £86,000 on how much an individual will pay towards their care costs in their lifetime.

However, these changes, voted through in Parliament on Monday by a majority of 26, have been criticised, with many saying they will hit people in the North harder than those in the South.

Ms Rayner said: "Not only have Government ministers whacked up tax on working people but they have now voted for pensioners in Ashton-under-Lyne and across the North to pay the price for Boris Johnson’s care con."

She added: "Tory MPs in those hard hit areas should have put their constituents first and voted down this deeply unfair proposal.

"Ministers need to get back to the drawing board and come up with a much fairer package that doesn’t disproportionately affect the North."

The changes will see people with properties valued over £186,000 unaffected whilst people with properties valued under that threshold will be hit with higher costs.

The average price of a house in Ms Rayner's constituency is £158,000 whilst the average in Oldham is around £180,000 according to Zoopla.

She said: "Pensioners in our community and pensioners without assets will be forced to sell their homes to protect the wealth of millionaires with mansions in London and the South East."

The average price of a property is under £186,000 in 107 constituencies throughout the country, but none of those constituencies are in London or the South East.

Sir Andrew Dilnot author of the 2011 report into the issue, said he was "very disappointed" by the plans that would hit homeowners with lower-valued assets harder.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said: "For the first time in history we are stopping people having to pay unlimited quantities for their care.

"Compared to the current system more people will be supported with their social care costs, have greater certainty over what they need to pay and receive higher quality care."

Angela Rayner has slammed Conservative ministers (Image: PA).

Angela Rayner has slammed Conservative ministers (Image: PA).