The Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax.
The money raised will be guaranteed for the NHS and social care services. The party is also continuing its campaign for extra funding and genuine equality for those who suffer from mental health problems.
New Parliamentary Spokesperson for Derby North, Barry Holliday said:
“Our NHS is at breaking point and the Conservatives plan even more cuts. We need real investment to secure the long term future of the NHS. The Liberal Democrats are the only party being honest with people and saying we all need to contribute a little more, with the money going direct to the NHS.
“We all need the NHS at some point in our lives. The Lib Dems are the only party taking the tough decisions to give our doctors and nurses the funding they need to continue providing a world-class health service to be proud of.
“Let’s not forget that the NHS was established by Liberal party William Beveridge, building on the introduction of National Insurance by Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Social Security in Britain is a Liberal invention and I will fight to preserve it!”