Friday 8 March 2019 / 12:59 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to news that the life expectancy of British adults has been cut by six months

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to the news that the life expectancy of British adults has been cut by six months, said:

“These are shameful findings. After years of austerity we are seeing stalling life expectancy and widening health inequalities, which require urgent attention. We can’t keep ignoring the devastating impact poverty has on ill health.

“As Labour’s next Health Secretary, tackling these health disparities will be my priority mission ensuring that every child matters again with a relentless focus on improving the health and wellbeing of children.”