Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government’s insulting pay cut for NHS staff.
Local Lib Dem campaigner Andrew Kempston Parkes said: “In our country’s hour of need, our NHS nurses and doctors have been there for us. A decent pay rise is the least we can do for them in return.
“Boris Johnson was happy to stand outside Number 10 and clap for carers but his real-term pay cut is a slap in the face for those same people.
“The Government wasted £37 billion on a private consultant-run Test and Trace system that never worked and £29million on Harrogate’s Nightingale Hospital that didn’t treat a single COVID patient.
“The Conservatives are happy to talk up the NHS when it suits them, but actions speak louder than words. The Government should do the decent thing and give our NHS heroes the pay rise they deserve.”