Sunday 24 November 2019 / 12:26 PM NHS

Andrew Gwynne responds to the Conservatives’ plan to end hospital parking charges for selected groups

Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s Co-Campaign Coordinator, responding to the Conservatives’ manifesto promise to end hospital parking charges for selected groups, said:

“This is another empty promise that shows just how out of touch the Tories are – they offer tinkering when the country needs real change.

“Under this proposal NHS staff on daytime shifts and the majority of outpatients will still have to pay for parking, leaving people out of pocket just for using public services.

“In Wales, Labour has shown it’s possible to end this tax on sickness. If the Tories are genuinely committed to ending this problem they have to go further and match Labour’s pledge to ban all charges.”