ONLY Labour can be guaranteed to invest in the NHS so today activists took their message to the streets of Burnham-on-Crouch.
Peter Edwards, prospective parliamentary candidate for Maldon (which includes Burnham and the Dengie) joined party members in the high street on market day.
They highlighted Labour’s £2.5bn NHS Time to Care fund, from a mansion tax on properties over £2m, a levy on tobacco firms and closing a hedge fund tax avoidance loophole.
This positive plan to invest in the NHS contrasts with the Tories’ negative campaign and their increasingly desperate and unfunded pledges on tax and healthcare.
As well as the Time to Care fund, Labour will:
Raised the minimum wage to more than £8 by October 2019
Protect tax credits in the next parliament in order to support working families
Introduce guaranteed wrap-around childcare through primary schools, underpinned by a new National Primary Childcare Service
Support the squeezed middle by pledging not to raise income tax, National Insurance or Vat
Freeze rail fares in the first year of a Labour Government while we reform the railways.
Peter said: “It was a great morning in Burnham and residents and shoppers were keen to hear more about Labour’s fully funded plan for the NHS.
“Labour has shown it is the party of change and the party of responsibility with a fully funded manifesto that does not require any extra borrowing.
“And we know the Conservatives will not stand up for working families. It is working people who have paid the price of the last five years, with higher taxes and wages down £1,600.
“Voters don’t like and don’t believe the Tories’ claims – they have £25bn of promises which they have no way of paying for, while refusing to rule out extending VAT to areas such as food and children clothes. That means higher taxes for every working person in this country.”
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