Conservative MPs vote against more support for local GP and ambulance services

16 Nov 2023
A ambulance driving fast

Sutton’s two Conservative MPs have been criticised after voting against a Liberal Democrat amendment which would have improved GP and ambulance waiting times.

The amendment also called on the Government to bring in measures to address the crises in the NHS and social care.

Liberal Democrats have said that Elliot Colburn MP and Paul Scully MP have shown a “callous disregard for patients waiting in pain” as NHS waiting lists hit a record 7.8 million earlier this month.

The Liberal Democrats have set out a clear plan to fix local health services, including protecting vital A&E and Maternity services at St Helier Hospital.

Bobby Dean, who is running to be Carshalton & Wallington’s next Lib Dem MP, said:

“Conservative MPs have shown a callous disregard for patients waiting in pain.

“Our area deserves local health services that provide the care people need, instead of being forced to wait for weeks on end for a GP appointment or hours for an ambulance to arrive.

“The Conservatives have run our NHS into the ground and taken our area for granted for far too long.”