Lib Dems demand £6billion for NHS

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax.

The money raised will be guaranteed for the NHS and social care services, which is currently in crisis with delayed operations, full hospital beds and record numbers left waiting in A&E.

Local campaigner Cllr James Newport said, “Our NHS is at breaking point. With the Conservatives plan even more cuts, our health service needs a necessary funding injection.”

Cllr Newport added, “We are being honest with people and saying we all need to contribute a little more, with the money going direct to the NHS. Our beloved health services are worth an extra 1p on income tax to ensure the safety of patients.”

Sir David Nicholson, who led NHS England for almost a decade, is among a group of senior health professionals and experts to back an increase in personal tax to provide the struggling services with an extra £6bn a year.

Cllr Newport said, “We must give our doctors and nurses the funding they need to continue providing a world-class health service.”

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      We don’t think posting our Lib Dem proposals for funding the NHS is ‘unhelpful’ in any way.