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A&E failing after nine years of Tory cuts

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust A&E failing after nine years of Tory cuts

 

 

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Chris Webb met with Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport secretary, Tom Watson MP in Parliament on Wednesday to discuss his campaign against cuts free TV licenses. Under the proposals thousands of local pensioners would lose their free TV license entitlement. 

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Rough sleeping in Blackpool has increased 200% since 2010. And across the North West rough sleeping has increased 328%.

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Millions of older people across the country are set to lose their TV licence in 2020 despite the Conservatives promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022. 

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Not a single penny for frontline policing

The recent Budget shows the utter contempt the Government has shown for the safety and security of the public. The Budget did not provide a single penny for police forces who are facing huge demand, record reported crime and 21,000 fewer officers. They just offered another “review”. It’s not rocket science, crime goes up when we have less police on our streets.

 

Our town is a hotspot for many types of crime...

The Government has put Fylde patients and staff in danger – so why isn’t Paul Maynard calling for Tory cuts to be cancelled?

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Chris Webb, Labour’s candidate for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, has criticised Conservative MP Paul Maynard for supporting Theresa May’s plan for an early Parliamentary holiday.

The Government has tabled a Commons motion to bring forward the summer break several days early. MPs are expected to vote on the motion on Wednesday.

Labour’s Chris Webb said: “Paul...

We must celebrate and fight for the NHS

Our National Health Service turned 70 last Thursday and it was great to see so many people celebrating and saying ‘Thank You’ to NHS staff past and present.

Like so many, I’m proud that we have universal, free-to-use healthcare in Britain. Unfortunately, so many across the world don’t have that luxury. From the start of our lives, to the very end, our NHS is there for us.

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Figures show we need more police

Figures show we need more police

 

Government cuts to policing are putting the safety of Blackpool residents’ at risk and the stats speak for themselves.

 

Since 2010, 799 police officers have been cut from Lancashire constabulary and across the country the number of bobbies on the beat has fallen to its lowest level for 30 years. 

 

This is at a time when the latest crime statistics show...

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