Conservatives ‘party of NHS’ - Argyll and Bute candidate

Conservative candidate Alastair Redman pictured with party activist Peter Wallace on a visit to Rothesay in February 2015.
Conservative candidate Alastair Redman pictured with party activist Peter Wallace on a visit to Rothesay in February 2015.

David Cameron’s commitment to future health spending makes the Conservatives the real party of the NHS, according to Argyll and Bute candidate Alastair Redman.

Mr Redman was responding to the pledges made in his party’s manifesto for the general election on May 7, including a commitment that a future Conservative government would give at least £8 billion more a year to the NHS by 2020.

“Your National Health Service is there for you throughout your life: from the day you are born, to your final days,” Mr Redman, who will attend The Buteman’s hustings in Rothesay this Sunday, April 19, said.

“It is something to be valued, protected and improved. Only a Conservative and Unionist Government can deliver the NHS’s vision of a better health service for you and your family.

“We will have increased spending on the NHS by over £7 billion in real terms over five years. We are now committing to increasing health spending in real terms by a minimum of £8 billion in the next Parliament.

“This will mean a better NHS for everyone who needs it, including guaranteed same day GP access for the over 75s.

“You can only have a strong NHS with a strong economy. Only the Conservatives and Unionists have a plan for that and this will ensure the NHS is there for you and your family, whenever you need it. We are now the real party of the NHS.”

This Sunday’s hustings meeting at the Pavilion begins at 2pm and admission is free.