The NHS and social care in the UK are under increasing pressure. Over a million older people in need of social care are estimated to not be getting the care or support they need. Despite what was said by the leave campaign, it is clear that the government won’t be finding the NHS an extra £350 million a week anytime soon.
Liberal Democrat MP and former health minister Norman Lamb has organised a cross-party group of 90 MPs, including select committee chairs and former cabinet ministers, to write to the prime minister urging the government to establish an NHS and Care Convention to find a sustainable long-term settlement for these services. Only one of Stockport's four MPs has signed the letter.
I am calling on Stockport’s remaining MPs to add their signatures to the letter to demonstrate their support for a cross-party solution to fund the health and care services properly. It's time to put party politics aside and work together to protect our NHS.