A healthy nation is critical to a healthy economy, but after 13 years of the Tories both are in a dire state.
Millions of people are on NHS waiting lists and 2.6 million people are trapped out of work due to long term sickness, with the increase since the pandemic alone costing the taxpayer an extra £15.7 billion a year. That’s bad for everyone – for individuals, their families, and the economy too.
Earlier this month I launched Labour’s plan to get Britain working by driving down NHS waiting lists, ending the crisis in mental healthcare, reforming social security, overhauling Jobcentres, making work pay and supporting people into good jobs across every part of the country.
The BBC covered the launch, which you can watch by clicking on the picture below.