Ruth’s 12 days of a Christmas Election

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Savings plan diagram

I don’t have fancy graphics but I do know what I’m fighting for in High Peak. Over the next 12 days I’ll set out what this election will mean to us locally.

Day 1: SAVE OUR NHS

If the Conservatives continue in power, Derbyshire NHS has to find £69.5m of savings this year as part of £270 million savings over 4 years. Per their table below, this means:

  • £12.8m less for medicines
  • £11m less for planned operations
  • £2.2m less for Primary Care (GPs and walk-in)
  • £1.6m less for Community Health Services

And even more cuts to Mental Health which is already drastically underfunded. This is the reality of our future NHS without a Labour government.

Labour will increase our NHS spending by 4.3% a year, end the expensive competitive tendering in the NHS and produce generic medicines to keep costs down. With free prescriptions, dental check-ups and hospital parking – including for staff.

I’m fighting to save our walk-in facilities in New Mills and Buxton, and for Glossop to have a walk-in facility. Please sign my petitions to our health commissioners:

Petition: Protect Buxton Minor Injuries Unit and New Mills Walk-in Centres
Petition: Glossop Walk-In Centre