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I have spoken a lot about Ed Miliband this week and why I want him to be our next Prime Minister. 

Here's why ‪#‎webackEd‬

 

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Why I'm Backing Ed

I have spoken a lot about Ed Miliband this week and why I want him to be our next Prime Minister. 

Fantastic Q&A with Ed Miliband in Harlow on Wednesday. 

Taking public questions on everything from immigration & Europe to housing, the NHS, young people, Scotland etc. Our Party leader at his best! ‪#‎webackEd‬

 

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Q&A With Ed Miliband

Fantastic Q&A with Ed Miliband in Harlow on Wednesday. 

On Monday morning, Sharon Taylor, Labour’s candidate for Stevenage joined nurses and other NHS staff in their first walkout over pay in over thirty years.

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This comes on the same day Senior Conservative ministers including George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron finally admitted that their top-down reorganisation of the NHS was a ‘huge strategic error’.  The Times investigation has found that at least £5billion a year is being wasted on overpaying for supplies, agency workers and empty buildings.

Nurses in the NHS have experienced a pay freeze in real terms for the last three years whilst many NHS Executives have benefitted from salary increases of 6.1% and bonuses of £166million.

Recently, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health has overruled an independent pay review body which recommended that NHS staff receive a pay rise of 1% this year.

A recent survey by the Royal College of Nursing revealed not only that 72% reported not having sufficient levels of staffing to provide patients with a safe level of care but also that 73% say that working conditions have got worse since2010.

Speaking on the walk out, Labour’s Sharon Taylor said:

“It is the compassion and dedication of the people that work in our NHS that makes it the most envied health service across the world but they are being let down time and time again by this government.

“A nurse will study at university in order to get the necessary qualifications to enter a profession that they know won’t be well paid and will require long and anti-social hours but they do it anyway. However, Jeremy Hunt is pushing their commitment to breaking point with 57% now considering leaving the profession.

“The fact that 1 in 5 staff in the NHS now has to work a second job to make ends meet is a national scandal but instead of addressing this, the government prioritises a tax cut for millionaires.”

"The front-line NHS staff were against this top-down reorganisation from the beginning, and now that the Tories have proved that they don't know how best to support our NHS it's up to Labour to step in and save our health service before they can do any more damage"

Sharon Taylor Joins Striking NHS Workers

On Monday morning, Sharon Taylor, Labour’s candidate for Stevenage joined nurses and other NHS staff in their first walkout over pay in over thirty years.  


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