Darcie Shepherd, Labour’s candidate for the March 15th Redcar and Cleveland Bye-Election for Marske and New Marske’s Longbeck Ward, launched her campaign this weekend with a vow to hit home on Labour’s pledges on Health and the NHS
The launch saw over 40 members of the Labour Party from the area, plus Council Leader Sue Jeffrey and Redcar MP, Anna Turley, hit the streets in a “meet and greet” with local families.
Darcie said “Much of the anger I have encountered comes from people angry that the NHS could not step in to keep a GP service in being at the Marske Medical Centre. What makes the matter worse, is that this practice is still on the NHS website even though they are trying to sell the building, Things can only get worse, as I have just learned that the local NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group are now £10 million in the red due to rising demand and insufficient Gvernment funding, and are – with just a month of the financial year left – having to make crash cuts.
This is wrong for the old, for young parents and for children’s health. If elected I will be demanding that the council use its NGS scrutiny powers to demand that these cuts don’t fall on vulnerable people in Marske and New Marske.”