Sittingbourne and Sheppey Labour Party are bringing health issues in the constituency to the forefront throughout September.
Over the summer we have been conducting residents surveys and street stalls, talking to residents about GP and dental services in the constituency. Our health spokesperson on Swale Council, Angela Harrison, has already pushed the Tories over the lack of GP provision in The Meads with positive messages coming from that so far.
Many struggle to see their GP when they want to and with the lowest life expectancy in Kent, Sittingbourne & Sheppey has many profound health issues.
Leader of the Swale Labour Group, Mike Haywood, says: ‘The Swale Labour Group will be using this month to scrutinise the work the Tory-run council does on health issues in the Borough. Myself and Angela Harrison, along with our Labour colleagues, will be asking questions and putting pressure on the council to do more.’
Our Parliamentary Candidate for Sittingbourne & Sheppey Guy Nicholson says ‘with just 10 miles between Iwade and Leysdown, life expectancy drops by 10 years from 84 in Iwade to 74 in Leysdown. Our Labour team is right to focus on this highly important issue, an issue – it has to be said – that the Tories have largely been silent on. We need an MP who champions these issues in Westminster and who works with the Council to deliver. The Tories can’t do this – the Labour team can.’
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