Tuesday 5 October 2021 / 5:33 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to Sajid Javid’s speech to Conservative Party Conference

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to Sajid Javid’s speech to Conservative Party Conference, said:

“This was an empty speech that will hugely disappoint the many thousands of patients who are anxious and scared, those waiting longer for cancer treatment or surgery, those waiting for a doctor’s appointment and those increasingly forced to pay for surgery.

“Tory MPs have imposed a punishing, unfair tax rise on working people yet Ministers have no plan to rebuild and reform health care to bring waiting times down and deliver the quality care people deserve.”