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Ben Bradshaw with Exeter NHS SaffOur NHS is under severe strain. Waiting times are up. Even good hospitals like Exeter’s R. D & E. are in big financial trouble. 

People are finding it harder to see a GP.

Privatising services like patient transport has been a disaster. Even the Government now admits its huge upheaval of the NHS was a costly and damaging mistake.

Labour will repeal this Government’s Health Act, invest £2.5 billion in more nurses midwives and GPs, funded by raising tax on tobacco companies and a clampdown on tax avoidance. We will also reintroduce the guarantee that you’ll be able to see a GP within 48 hours.

Labour will also improve the early diagnosis of cancer by ensuring people get their tests and results within a week.

Our NHS

Our NHS is under severe strain. Waiting times are up. Even good hospitals like Exeter’s R. D & E. are in big financial trouble. 

Ben Bradshaw MP campaigned successfully in Parliament to get funding to boost Exeter’s flood defences. The upgrade is needed due to more extreme weather events caused by global warming.

The City Council has put its "money where its mouth is" and handed over a £3 million cheque to the Environment Agency as its contribution to the £30 million scheme.

Work has already begun on the scheme, with the aim to complete the work by late 2017.

Once finished, the scheme will reduce flood risk to over 3,000 residential and commercial properties in the city.

Protecting Exeter

Ben Bradshaw MP campaigned successfully in Parliament to get funding to boost Exeter’s flood defences. The upgrade is needed due to more extreme weather events caused by global warming.

With a Labour-run City Council, Exeter has become a successful, growing city and one of the country’s best places to live, work and visit – despite the economic crisis.  But we think we can do even better –

Providing more jobs and homes for local people, supporting communities to have a bigger say in how local services are designed and delivered, and making our city more sustainable and ready for the future.

The Tory and Lib Dem Coalition Government has announced cuts of more than 45% to the City Council’s funding, and many of those cuts are still to come. Over the coming months and years the City Council will have to make some very difficult decisions, but working closely with local communities, businesses and the rest of the public sector, we believe we can create a positive future for Exeter.

In Exeter we have seen outstanding City Council election results where we gained three seats and increased our majority. Once again, we must thank Exeter voters for putting their trust in Labour.

We have shown the value of a Labour Council engaged with the community with positive policies for fairness and growth; a popular and hard working local MP and a thriving and well organised local party.

A Labour-run City Council is delivering a Fairer Future for Exeter

With a Labour-run City Council, Exeter has become a successful, growing city and one of the country’s best places to live, work and visit – despite the economic crisis.  But...

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