Thurrock Labour’s candidate, Polly Billington, has pledged to protect health service from the Tories.
Labour’s candidate Polly Billington said, "Thurrock Tory MP is backing the closure of a much needed service in the NHS walk in centre in Grays. People are waiting two or three weeks for a GP appointment because of her government mucking around with the NHS and this will only make things worse. It tells you all you need to know: you can’t trust the tories with the NHS."
She went on to say, "Labour will protect walk-in services as part of our five point plan to save the NHS. We need to speak up locally but we also need a government on our side. Voting Labour this May is the best way to ensure our NHS is protected.
A future Labour government would not close walk-in services. Under the Tories almost 25% of the 230 walk-in centres Labour set up are now gone. If I was your MP I would put a stop to this and make sure the service at Grays is maintained. Walk-in services are popular and people can easily access it. Most importantly they take pressure of A&E has been experiencing a crisis this winter."