Local News


10 Jun 2024
For a fair deal

MARTIN GOSS, Colchester’s Lib Dem candidate, says he is proud his party are making the future of the NHS their No.1 priority.

The Liberal Democrats launched their General Election manifesto – offering a bold and fully costed £9billion plan to tackle the health and care. 

They want everyone to have 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.

The manifesto also guarantees access to an NHS dentist for everyone needing urgent and emergency care, ending DIY dentistry and ‘dental deserts’.

And they would aim to boost cancer survival rates and introduce a guarantee for 100% of patients to start treatment for cancer within 62 days from urgent referral.

Martin said: “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.

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

 “Families and pensioners across Colchester are fed up with being taken for granted by the Conservatives. We will fight for local people and give communities the change they want.”

The manifesto also includes 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.  

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