Andy Burnham Launches Valerie’s Election Campaign

On Monday 30 March 2015 Valerie welcomed the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, to Walsall South to launch the campaign to be re-elected Member of Parliament with local councillors.

Valerie said:

“I was delighted to welcome Andy to Walsall South. I gave him a Walsall FC football and said that he would be a good signing for the NHS. In the last Parliament I was a member of the Health Select Committee and we published 43 reports on health issues.

“Andy talked about Labour’s £2.5 billion Time to Care Fund. This fund will be used to recruit 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 new home care workers and 3,000 more midwives, funded by a mansion tax on properties worth over £2 million, cracking down on tax avoidance and a levy on tobacco companies.”

“In the West Midlands this will allow for 2,200 more nurses and 800 more GPs. Labour will guarantee that you can get a GP appointment within 48 hours – and on the same day for those who need it.”