Southport residents will benefit from Labour’s plans for the NHS, according to its election candidate Liz Savage.
If elected on 7 May, Labour plan to create a 21st Century NHS that will make patient services fit for the future by bringing together physical health, mental health and social care into a single system of whole-person care.
With an elderly population, and lots of families with young children in our town, Liz Savage says that the people of Southport will see improved local NHS services if Labour is elected. Labour also plans to guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours and will repeal the Health and Social Care Act introduced by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition that wasted £3 billion on a top-down reorganisation that puts competition and profits before cooperation and patient care.
Liz Savage said: “As your local MP in Southport I would be vigorously supporting Labour’s proposals to streamline physical, mental and social care into a whole-person approach and ensure that the residents of Southport benefit from this. As a patient and the daughter of someone with a brain tumour, I have seen the pressure the NHS and care system is under in Southport, Merseyside and West Lancashire from the Coalition Government’s focus on profits and competition.
“Labour is determined to protect and strengthen the NHS and make it fit for the challenges of the 21st Century. That means bringing together the different parts of the service and helping them work together, built around patients, seeing the whole person and organising services around the needs of the people in Southport.”
Southport residents will benefit from Labour’s plans for the NHS, according to its election candidate Liz Savage. If elected on 7 May, Labour plan to create a 21st Century NHS...
Steve Rotheram officially opens Southport Labour election office
Prominent MP Steve Rotheram was in Southport to officially open Southport Labour's campaign office on Eastbourne Road. Steve is best known nationally for playing a key role in persuading the government to release all papers relating to the Hillsborough disaster.
Members and supporters turned out to greet Steve who opened the office before joining activists in talking to local voters.
Steve said "It's great to be back in Southport and to open Liz Savage’s office.
“I know that Liz is a determined campaigner whose working background means she will stick up for working people when she's elected in 41 days time.
“In the coming weeks Liz will continue to hold Southport's Lib Dem MP and his government to account for the cost of living crisis they have created and for their plans to make a further £7billion worth of cuts to our NHS.
“We know this will be a really close election and Southport is no exception. The people here have the opportunity to make real change happen on May 7th. I hope they will support Liz so she can play her part in the next Labour government that will make Southport an even better place to visit, live, work and to raise a family”.
Liz savage commented " The office is open 11am to 4pm 6 days a week. People are welcome to drop by and talk about national and local issues. Don't forget we're also using the office as a foodbank collection point.
We want to thank Steve for taking the time to come here today. Opening this office shows how seriously we are taking the campaign. Labour can win in Southport."
Steve Rotheram officially opens Southport Labour election office Prominent MP Steve Rotheram was in Southport to officially open Southport Labour's campaign office on Eastbourne Road. Steve is best known nationally...
Parliamentary candidate Liz Savage announced that Southport Labour's new office on Eastbourne Road will be the town's latest foodbank collection point. Liz said "I visited the Lakeside foodbank this week to see the fantastic work that they do there. Who would believe that in the 21st century in a seemingly affluent town like Southport that food banks would be relied on by thousands of households? During my visit I was told that more than 20,000 meals were distributed last year from this food bank alone, and remember Southport has three of these. I was also informed by the brilliant volunteers there that more and more working families are finding it necessary to turn to food banks as low wages, benefit cuts and high energy bills take their toll on household budgets. There's also an increase in elderly people finding it hard to make ends meet who are having to use the food bank. The foodbank are aware that there are many elderly people in the town who need the foodbank but aren't aware of how to access it. I'd urge anyone who knows a family member or neighbour who is in dire need of the foodbank to encourage them to apply for a voucher from the CAB.
We want to help make it easier for people who want to contribute to our local food banks by making our new office a collection point. Southport food banks would particularly benefit from donations of long life fruit juice, tinned meat and tinned tuna. They are also particularly short of all sizes of nappies. People who are struggling to feed themselves also struggle to buy basic toiletries such as toothpaste and sanitary products. I hope as many people as possible can help".
Parliamentary candidate Liz Savage announced that Southport Labour's new office on Eastbourne Road will be the town's latest foodbank collection point. Liz said "I visited the Lakeside foodbank this week...
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