Amos welcomes the launch of the Liberal Democrats' General Election manifesto

10 Jun 2024
Lib Dem launch

Gideon Amos, the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary candidate for Taunton and Wellington, has welcomed the launch of the party’s General Election manifesto today (Monday).

The manifesto offers a bold and fully costed £9bn plan to tackle the health and care crisis.

Proposals to save the country's health services include:

  • Giving everyone the right to see a GP within seven days, or within 24 hours if they urgently need to, with 8,000 more GPs to deliver on it
  • Guarantee access to an NHS dentist for everyone needing urgent and emergency care, ending DIY dentistry and ‘dental deserts’
  • Boost cancer survival rates and introduce a guarantee for 100% of patients to start treatment for cancer within 62 days from urgent referral.

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will also include a plan to overhaul the water industry and tackle sewage pollution, a dedicated mental health professional in every primary and secondary school and a return to community policing including a new burglary response guaranteed to tackle unsolved crimes.

Mr Amos said: “Families and pensioners across Taunton and Wellington are fed up with being taken for granted by the Conservatives.

“Every vote for the Liberal Democrats at this election is a vote to elect a strong local champion who will fight every day for our NHS and care, including to fix the leaking buildings at Musgrove Park Hospital.

“People desperately want change – from saving our health and care services to returning to proper community policing, the Liberal Democrats have a plan to make our community a better place.

"I have worked on behalf of my community and to stand up to the government when that's been needed - on stopping them from closing the Royal Marines' Norton Manor Camp and on getting new measures to improve water quality in the River Tone here in Taunton.

"Liberal Democrats standing in every constituency in the country are working hard for local people and to give communities the change they want."

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