Conservative budget shamefully neglects Cumbria’s NHS crisis – MP

March 15, 2023 2:37 PM
Originally published by Tim Farron

Commenting on today's budget, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron said: "It absolutely beggars belief that the Conservatives' budget had next to nothing in it to address the NHS crisis in Cumbria.

"Local people are waiting for hours in A&E, weeks to see a GP, months for cancer treatment, and an eternity for mental health care.

"And what did the Chancellor announce to tackle this disastrous situation? Barely a word, barely a penny.

"Meanwhile the Conservatives have once again shown they don't care about our rural communities. There was nothing to support us on the big issues we face whether it's the crisis in farming or on the scandal of sewage being dumped in our lakes and rivers.

"Cumbrians are being taken for granted by this Conservative Government."