MP & Lib Dem leader call on Government to scrap tax
cuts and put money into Kingston's NHS
Liberal Democrat leader
Charles Kennedy has backed Edward Davey's proposals for
the Government to scrap a proposed income tax cut of a
penny and spend the money saved on health.
An early day motion tabled by Lib Dem Leader Charles
Kennedy regrets Government plans for the April Tax Cut
and calls instead for the £2.7 billion to be redirected
to the NHS.
Kingston's Liberal Democrat MP Edward Davey, who is among
MPs who have signed the motion, said,
" It is quite
clear that the NHS is in crisis and to cut income tax at
this time is not what people want."
"An independent poll by the Observer newspaper
showed overwhelming support for the Liberal Democrats'
health policy with a massive 76% backing the plan."
" We believe there is a strong case for the proposed
£2.7 billion to go straight to the NHS for more nurses
and doctors. The British public support the NHS and I
believe they would want this money spent here where it is
needed, and not just to bribe the British public."
"Locally, we have just seen money granted for a new
A&E, but if we don't have the staff to run it, then
it will be worthless. Although money isn't everything,
this extra cash could be used for additional training and
recruitment. This must be the last year we endure growing
waiting lists and staff shortages in our hospitals."
" Labour should be ashamed of themselves for
stealing the Tories clothes by putting tax bribes ahead
of the NHS."
Constituents who have encountered problems with local NHS
services can write to Edward Davey MP @ "The
Kingston NHS Challenge" 23A Victoria Road, Surbiton,
Surrey, KT6 4JZ. Their cases will be brought to the
attention of the Secretary of State for Health, as part
of his campaign to ensure that Kingston receives proper
funding for its health services.