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Keighley Labour activists’ views to help shape party policies
10:00am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
Labour activists in Keighley have gathered to air their concerns about the future of health and social care.
Views of the party members, district councillors and Keighley Trades Council members will be fed to Labour’s policy planners at national level.
Judith Waterman, chairman of Keighley Constituency Labour Party, said they called for high-quality care with dignity and compassion, without commercial interests dominating delivery.
She said: “Many taking part feared for the future of the NHS given the massive shift towards privatisation brought about by the Coalition’s reforms.
“The impact of cuts on local government’s ability to provide services for the elderly, the disabled and those with learning disabilities and mental health problems is also of great concern.”
Following the lively meeting the local party said it was determined to put health and social care high on local and national agendas.