Tuesday 21 January 2020 / 10:53 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to UCL study showing widening health gap between rich and poor

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to a University College London (UCL) study showing a widening health gap between the rich and the poor, said:

“A decade of Tory austerity has meant life expectancy advances stalling, child mortality rates worsening and widening health inequalities.

“Narrowing health inequalities and tackling the wider social determinants of ill health ought to be the government’s priority but sadly ministers refuse to take the radical action necessary to really improve overall health and wellbeing.”