Saturday 21 January 2017 / 1:25 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

You can’t trust the Tories or UKIP to stand up for Stoke – Jonathan Ashworth MP

On a visit to Stoke-on-Trent, Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the selection of Paul Nuttall as UKIP’s candidate, said: 

“People in Stoke won’t be fooled by Merseyside MEP Paul Nuttall. 

“He’s an ex Tory wannabe politician who wants to privatise the NHS. He even went on the TV and specifically talked of privatising health services in Stoke-On-Trent.

“Today I’ve been listening to local people across Stoke who tell me how much they value the NHS, free at the point use, there when needed. The Labour Party founded the NHS and will defend it against those who want to break it up, sell it off and charge people for operations.

“You can’t trust the Tories or UKIP to stand up for Stoke. 

"Labour has always stood up for this area. Only Labour can deliver the real change working people need.”