Bolton NHS and social care services could benefit from a £31 million pound boost under Liberal Democrat plans for a dedicated Health and Social Care tax.
The proposals would raise over £6bn every year to be used solely for health and social care services and help plug the enormous funding blackhole.
Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson and former health minister Norman Lamb said:
“The NHS was once the envy of the world and this pledge is the first step in restoring it to where it should be.
“A penny in the pound to save the NHS is money well spent in our view.
“But simply providing more money on its own is not enough and that’s why this is just the first step in our plan to protect health and care services in the long-term.”
Warren Fox, Liberal Democrat candidate for Bolton North East welcomed the proposals saying:
“This is a common sense approach to helping solve a problem that has been consistently ignored for decades.
“Only by providing the right resources and working towards a NHS and social care system that is no longer used as a political football by politicians can we hope to ensure the long-term future of our healthcare service.
“Over 70% of the country say that they would be willing to pay an extra 1p on the pound to help ensure we have a NHS and social care system that works for all. People are ready for a genuine change and I’m confident the residents of Bolton North East will look beyond the divisive policies of the Tories and Labour and instead vote for me, Warren Fox, on 8th June.”