Thursday 28 November 2019 / 12:01 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

No one will take these Tory pledges seriously after years of cuts – Jonathan Ashworth

Responding to a Conservative announcement on addiction policy, Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said:

“The devastating truth is that after a decade of swingeing cuts to drug and alcohol addiction budgets, deaths from substance misuse and alcohol have risen to record highs.

“Labour will invest an extra £1billion per year in public health services. No one will take these Tory pledges seriously after years of cuts afflicting some of the most vulnerable in society.”