Labour Candidate calls on David Cameron to cut GP waiting times

Martin Jevon Labour PPC for Yeovil

Yeovil Labour’s local Parliamentary Candidate Martin Jevon has launched a petition calling on David Cameron to guarantee patients an appointment with a GP within 48 hours.

David Cameron scrapped Labour’s guarantee of an appointment within 48 hours and now 60 per cent of patients say they can’t see their GP within two days. And Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems have been too weak to stand up to David Cameron and have backed the Tories all the way.

Labour have said they will guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours and on the same day for those who need it.

Over the summer Labour Parliamentary Candidate Martin Jevon will be campaigning across Yeovil and South Somerset building support for the campaign.

Martin said:“As the local Labour PPC I spend a great deal of time meeting with local people, talking about their hopes and concerns. Something I hear more and more about is the NHS. People tell me it’s getting harder to see the family doctor. Labour rescued the NHS after years of Tory neglect before and we’ll do it again. And we’ll get started by guaranteeing a GP appointment within 48 hours and on the same day for those who need it.

 But the General Election isn’t until next year and that’s why I’m organising a campaign now to call on David Cameron to guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours straight away.”


• Residents in the Yeovil Constituency can sign up to Labour’s campaign at

For more information contact Martin Jevon on 07951 368387

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Alan Bond
Alan Bond
9 years ago

Clearly, Cameron’s intention is to make as many people as possible fed up with the NHS so as to force them to pay for private health care and as these numbers swell, the waiting lists for those who cannot, or will not, pay for health insurance will get longer. There is a way round this by using companies that pay for private health care schemes for their staff. If these companies can afford to pay out over and above the sums they pay in national insurance, they surely cannot have any objection to paying that money into the NHS instead of into the profits of private health providers.

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