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Labour’s parliamentary candidate Claire Edwards has welcomed the delivery of a 1500 signature petition to NHS England to ensure GP provision in Brownsover serving the whole of north Rugby.

The petition was collected by Claire alongside County Councillor Alan Webb after NHS England terminated the GP contract for Albert Street and Brownsover surgeries.

Claire explained:

“The depth of feeling after 5 public meetings has not gone away.  Even though the surgery at Brownsover is now closed, we continue to fight for a temporary solution on Brownsover and a firm start date for the new medical centre at Bow Fell.  We have campaigned non stop for better community facilities on Brownsover and this will continue at every opportunity.

“The petition was collected and passed onto NHS England and Coventry and Rugby CCG but the fight goes on.

“We are working hand in hand with the newly established BPAG Brownsover Patients Action Group for a return of temporary facilities in Brownsover whilst a new state-of-the-art medical centre with added community provision is built in the heart of our community.

“BPAG is doing a fantastic job, but it is a scandal that NHS England still isn’t engaging with patients and residents properly, despite their charter and operating rules that state they should.   We will battle on.”

1500 Brownsover Residents sign Surgery petition

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Claire Edwards has welcomed the delivery of a 1500 signature petition to NHS England to ensure GP provision in Brownsover serving the whole of north Rugby. The...

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While the Tories seem to have decided to make the election about negative personal attacks, we have a clear message for Rugby:

A vote for Claire Edwards is a vote for a fairer government.

  • We need to act on the NHS, to protect services. GP surgeries in Rugby are under pressure, and hospital services need to be improved and secured for the local area. We would integrate health and social care, meaning that people who are ready to come out of hospital can, and those at risk are less likely to need healthcare. We would also repeal the disastrous and costly Health and Social Care Act, the "top-down reorganisation" that the Conservatives promised not to impose in April 2010 and announced weeks after the Coalition was formed.
  • For business, we would set up an investment bank that would support new and growing businesses, cut rates for small businesses and cap energy costs.
  • We would close tax loopholes for millionaires, while reducing income tax on the lower paid. We would also give tax breaks to companies who pay the living wage. We do need to reduce the deficit, but it should not be at the expense of those who are least able to shoulder the burden. The best way to reduce welfare benefits spending is to get more people into work - and work that pays, not zero-hours contracts. We will also guarantee a job or training to all young people who have been out of work for over a year.
  • On education we would make university more achievable by reducing tuition fees, and also introduce better vocational and technical education including new technical degrees, so that further and higher education helps all of our young people. We would focus on quality of teaching at schools, ensuring that all teachers are properly qualified.
  • We will combat "rip-off Britain" by holding a full review of the energy market, during which electricity and gas prices will be frozen (or capped to allow them to fall). We believe it is unfair to householders and businesses that when wholesale costs rise, our bills go up quickly, but when they fall (as they have done since last year), the companies do not pass on the savings.
  • We will introduce a fair deal for private tenants, to combat the escalation of letting fees and the practice of short-term and unpredictable contracts.
We want a fair deal for the people of the UK, and for all of Rugby and Bulkington.
A vote for any other party means it is more likely that Mark Pawsey will hold the seat for the Tories.
Only Labour can deliver a a better Rugby. And Claire Edwards is the candidate who can represent all of the people of Rugby.

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A positive case for Claire Edwards

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Yesterday some of our local councillors for New Bilton joined in with the week's clean-up campaign. Tina Avis, Maggie O'Rourke and Ish Mistry went out to pick litter and help make New Bilton a brighter place

2015-03-20 new bilton cleanup 1Maggie and Ish with their haul of rubbish

 

Cleaning up New Bilton

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