Rachel has backed the Conservative Party manifesto which delivers for hard-working families in Redditch.
The manifesto, which was launched on Sunday (November 24th), guarantees extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year, 20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals, an Australian-style points-based system to control immigration, millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt and a commitment to not raising the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
“This is a manifesto which delivers for hard-working families in Redditch,” Rachel said.
“As a Conservative I believe in keeping taxes low, especially for working people who deserve to keep more of the money they earn. That’s why I’m delighted to see we’re cutting taxes for working people by raising the National Insurance Contributions threshold, saving 31 million taxpayers around £100 next year.
The manifesto also reaffirms the Conservative Party’s commitment to getting Brexit done by January 31st. With a majority Conservative government, the Prime Minister’s deal will get through Parliament and will unleash the potential of our whole country.
“I’m the only candidate in this election who wants to and can actually deliver what 62% of voters in Redditch voted for – Brexit,” Rachel added.
“Jeremy Corbyn’s candidate here doesn’t want to deliver Brexit and the Lib Dems want to revoke Article 50 altogether. I and every other Conservative candidate have pledged to back Boris’ deal so that we can finally leave the EU on January 31st.”
With plans to recruit 50,000 more nurses and to put £650 million more into the NHS each week included in the manifesto, this will support Rachel’s campaign to get services back at the Alexandra Hospital.
“I’m committed to returning services to the Alex, something I won’t stop fighting for, and plans to recruit 50,000 more nurses will help with our case to see a maternity and children’s service back at the Alex where they belong,” Rachel said.
And to support the Alex even further, a majority Conservative government will endunfair hospital car parking charges to support our fantastic NHS staff on night shifts, as well as disabled and terminally ill patients and their families.
The manifesto also includes many policies Rachel has been campaigning and lobbying for since she was first elected in 2017. From equipping police officers tasers, the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, more GPs and appointments, the rolling out of full fibre broadband to every household, to flexible working and a National Skills Fund to skill-up the workers of the future.
“I’m proud to see issues and policies I’ve been campaigning on for the past two years are included in our manifesto,” Rachel added.“These are issues which I believe will improve the lives of people here in Redditch, which is why I have been vigorously lobbying for them to be included in the manifesto.”