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The Labour Team out and about in ExeterIt’s been a busy autumn!   Over the past three months we’ve talked to thousands of Exeter Residents. Sometimes about their hopes and fears, or sometimes just about what’s going on in their part of the city, that day or that week.

Whether it’s the crisis in our NHS, the pressure on schools and teachers, or the consequences of County Council cuts to youth services and care for the vulnerable, we’ve been listening and taking the issues back to local Councillors and, of course, to Ben Bradshaw our wonderful local MP.

Together we're working for a stronger, fairer Exeter and sometimes that starts with reporting a faulty street light or an overflowing bin, it always starts with a honest conversation with a resident who cares about Exeter and their part of it.

We never get tired of hearing residents’ stories - on cold December days, our teams have been out across the city. If we haven’t already - we hope to see you soon!

We never get tired of hearing residents’ stories - on cold December days, our teams have been out across the city. If we haven’t already, we hope to see you soon!

 

 

Campaigning across Exeter

It’s been a busy autumn!   Over the past three months we’ve talked to thousands of Exeter Residents. Sometimes about their hopes and fears, or sometimes just about what’s going...

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.

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