Tag Archives: Public Health

951 Liverpool children still start smoking every year

Cllr Richard Kemp, the Liberal Democrat Leader in Liverpool welcomes the ban on child-friendly menthol favoured cigarettes as new figures show 951 Liverpool children taking up smoking each year. Newly published figures show that in a year according to Action … Continue reading

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Mayor’s cycling plans welcome but incoherent

Today my Liberal Democrats colleagues and I have welcomed the Mayor’s short term proposals for cycling and pedestrian improvements but have suggested that the actions are short term and need to be conducted against a wide spread review of the … Continue reading

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Government must announce public health grant amidst Coronavirus crisis

Today I have joined fellow Liberal Democrats in calling on the Health Secretary to announce the public health grant for 20/21 amidst the Coronavirus crisis. I have done this both as Leader of the Liverpool Liberal Democrats, and Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Covid–19 Joe Anderson and Boris Johnson get it right!

Well there’s a headline I had never thought I would write  but as I have looked at the recent press and public relations work undertaken by both of them I not only think this but feel that we should all … Continue reading

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Tory Lies on NHS implode within weeks of General Election (part1)

This list summarises those manifesto pledges made by the Conservative Party ahead of its election in the General Election which are of relevance to the health and social care areas. Some, but not all of the pledges have now been … Continue reading

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1p on income tax for the NHS and that’s just the start

The NHS needs more money. No-one should be any doubt about that. The NHS cannot operate without staff from ward orderlies to Consultants. It needs huge numbers of supplies from drugs to loo rolls; from blankets to bed pans; from … Continue reading

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Some facts about the NHS and the amendment on the Queens Speech

Over the last few hours I have seen a load of twaddle talked about the NHS and the Labour amendment on the Queens Speech largely by people who seem to know little about how the NHS or Parliament works. Let’s … Continue reading

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