Ruth’s 12 days of a Christmas Election


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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.


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

Ruth George, Labour's Champion for High Peak

“There has never been such a huge difference between the political parties and the future they offer. I want people in High Peak to know that there is a better alternative than a government which is about to close nearly 20 hospitals, cut £3 billion from our schools, plunge over 4 million working families into poverty through their harsh cuts to Universal Credit and refuses to rule out cuts to pension increases or higher tax and national insurance. In contrast, I will promote Labour’s message of long-term investment in public services, fairness for working people, and decent support for pensioners and those who cannot work.”

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