General Election Manifesto Launch: Lee backs new manifesto with NHS & Social Care at the heart

10 Jun 2024
Lee and Ed

The Liberal Democrats launched their General Election manifesto today with a plan to save health and care services.

The manifesto offers a bold and fully costed £9bn plan to tackle the health and care crisis.

The bold plan to save the country’s health services includes:

  • The right for everyone to see a GP within seven days, or 24 hours if in urgent need, with 8,000 more GPs to deliver the promise.
  • A ten-year plan to invest in hospitals like The Royal Berkshire Hospital, and Basingstoke and North Hampshire.
  • Guarantee access to an NHS dentist for everyone needing urgent and emergency care, ending DIY dentistry and ‘dental deserts’.
  • Boost cancer survival rates with a guarantee that 100% of patients to start treatment for cancer within 62 days from urgent referral.

The Liberal Democrat manifesto also includes a plan to overhaul the water industry, tackle sewage pollution in rivers like the Lambourn and the Pang, as well as a dedicated mental health professional in every primary and secondary school and a return to community policing including a new burglary response guaranteed to tackle unsolved crimes.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Newbury, Lee Dillon said:

“Families and pensioners I’m speaking to all around our area are fed up with being taken for granted by the Conservative Party.

“Every day people tell me they will vote for the Liberal Democrats because they want a local champion who will fight every day for our NHS and care.

“People desperately want change. From fixing our health and care services to returning to proper community policing, the Liberal Democrats have a plan to make our community a better place.

“We are fighting for local people and giving communities the change they want.”

Notes to Editors:
The party's manifesto can be found here
Photos of Lee Dillon with Lib Dem Leader, Ed Davey, can be found, here:
For further information please contact:
Judith Bunting - 07914 835 073
Johnny Corbett - 07427 662 669
Promoted by Erik Pattenden on behalf of Lee Dillon (Liberal Democrats), at Suite 6, Thatcham House, Turners Drive, Thatcham, RG19 4QD.

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