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Mark Blackburn has committed to safeguarding our local NHS

May 9, 2017 4:39 PM

Mark Blackburn, prospective MP for Somerton and Frome has committed to safeguarding and championing our local NHS as he campaigns ahead of elections on Thursday June 8 th. 'Local people know just how crucial the NHS is to many people in our community,' said Mark, 'Sadly, they've also seen how services have been damaged by the cuts handed down by the Conservatives in government.'


The Lib Dems have made a manifesto commitment to fund the NHS by an extra £6bn per year.

This our five-step plan for the NHS & Social Care:

  1. Introduce a 1% raise in income tax, generating £6bn a year
  2. Ring-fence ALL of this for the NHS and care, investing efficiently and effectively in social care, primary care, mental health and public health
  3. Introduce a dedicated Health and Care Tax, showing on people's payslips exactly what we spend it on these vital services.
  4. Establish a cross-party health and care convention, consulting and working with patients, the public, NHS staff and care workers, to ensure our systems are sustainable and integrated and put on a sustainable financial footing in the long term.
  5. Introduce an Independent Office of Health and Care Funding to monitor health and care budgets, which would report every three years on how much money the system needs to flourish
Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Frome Hospital Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Frome Hospital 2
Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Frome Hospital Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Frome Hospital 2