Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

NHS Funding

by Isaac Wright on 11.09.19 in Uncategorised
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The NHS is in desperate need of greater funding. The Tories are neglecting the NHS and only a Labour government will fully support our vital health service.
The NHS is in desperate need of greater funding. The Tories are neglecting the NHS and only a Labour government will fully support our vital health service.

The NHS is in desperate need of greater funding. Millions of Britons rely on the NHS every week and, starved of the money needed, it is becoming increasingly difficult for it to keep up with demand.

I absolutely recognise that funding should be increased by at least 4% to ensure the NHS can provide the level of care that should be expected of it. The livelihood of the people I serve is much more important to me than ensuring a tight grip on the purse strings..

Since my election, I have been campaigning hard to protect and improve our National Health Service; from supporting the NHS Reinstatement Bill, to the NHS Takeback pledge, to signing EDMs against privatisation, marching with nurses calling for an end to the pay cap, and writing to the Secretary of State for Health on a range of issues, including the treatment of cancer, I have been very active in raising his voice for our health service.

Myself and my colleagues in the Labour party are of course dedicated to securing the future of the NHS, with recruitment of more nursing staff being a priority. I, alongside my Labour colleagues of course voted in favour of Labour’s motion to save the NHS bursary for postgraduate nursing students in parliament, and was deeply disappointed that the government showed their true colours yet again by voting it down.

In addition to all of this, I submitted a written question to the Minister asking if the Government will implement Macmillan’s recommendations for the future. The answer was rather unsatisfactory, making reference to a ten-year plan. Sadly the NHS can not wait ten years for adequate funding, as you and I know.

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