Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, this week voted against Tory spending plans which would take us back to the 1930s, before the NHS existed, and backed Labour’s plans to create an NHS equal to the challenges of the 21st century.
David Cameron has presided over a Tory NHS crisis and his government wasted £3 billion on a reckless and unnecessary reorganisation, but the Tories’ spending plans for the future are even worse.
The Conservatives plan to shrink the size of the state as a share of GDP to levels not seen since the 1930s. This poses a real risk to the future of our NHS and the prospect of patients facing more charging under the Tories.
That’s why in Parliament this week Andrew Gwynne voted against the Tories’ risky and extreme spending plans which pose a real threat to the future of our NHS and the prospect of patients facing more charging.
Gwynne also voted for Labour’s plans to hire and train thousands of NHS staff and deal with the Tory NHS crisis.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“Our health service is in crisis under the Tories. The NHS as we know it cannot survive another five years of David Cameron.
“That’s why I voted for Labour’s plan to save and improve our local health service. This is unlike the Tories’ plan which would return public spending to a level last seen in the 1930s before the NHS existed.
“The truth is that only Labour can save the NHS from the Tories. Our plan is a blueprint to raise standards of care and ensure our health service is sustainable in the 21st century. It is part of our wider plan to put hardworking families first, tackle the cost-of-living crisis, and earn our way to higher living standards for all.”