Conservative Government allowing Newbury's health service to crumble

23 Nov 2023
Lee Dillon NHS

The West Berkshire and Newbury Liberal Democrats are accusing the Government of being 'content with the local health service crumbling'. This is after the Conservative Government failed to provide additional funding for local health services. We are calling for the Chancellor to invest in a robust NHS rescue plan as ever-growing treatment backlogs have stalled the ecomomy, damaging both growth and quality of life.

The Liberal Democrats have been pressing the Conservative Government to reverse cuts to vital public health services in Newbury and deliver 8,000 more GPs across the country to create 65 million more appointments every year. It comes as the Liberal Dempcrats have warned that treatment backlogs are damaging economic growth. A poll commissioned by the party showed that one in seven people had taken a significant time off work whilst waiting for treatment on the NHS.

In his Autumn Statement, apart from ignoring the crisis in our public service, the Chancellor proposed tax changes that will not 'touch the sides' after years of unfair tax hikes, and for which the Newbury Conservative MP has consistently voted in favour of.

Lee Dillon, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury said "This Conservative Government seems completely content to sit back and allow Newbury's local health services to crumble."

"They are either so out of touch they cannot see how many people are struggling to access healthcare, or they simply do not care."

"This Autumn Statement was an opportunity to get people off NHS waiting lists and allow them to return to work so we can rescue our flatlining economy. Instead we got empry promises, stale nonsense and a tax cut that's not even a drop in the ocean compared to what people have already paid."