UKIP candidate for the General Election in Thurrock, cllr Tim Aker has labelled the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health’s "lack of interest" on the closure of Grays walk-in Centre as “shocking” and showed that Labour are "all over the place".
At last night’s full Council meeting, Tim Aker asked Councillor Barbara Rice if she agreed with him that Grays walk-in centre must not close. She replied that this "was NHS and not Public Health", giving no clear answer to Councillor Aker.
Tim Aker said: “Whilst UKIP is fighting to defend to keep the Grays walk-in centre open, Labour’s Councillor in charge of Health and Well-Being had nothing to say on the matter. It is frankly shocking.
“Do Labour oppose the closure or not? We’re hearing one thing from some in Labour, whilst those like Cllr Rice at the top of the council are seemingly disinterested in the matter. They are all over the place.
“Myself and UKIP’s Councillors will be doing everything we can to make the case for the Walk-in to remain open as we know how valued it is by the local community.
“Once again, as on immigration, Labour talk a good game on the NHS but seemingly aren’t up for the fight to defend local health services. It is left to UKIP in Thurrock to defend NHS services from closure.”