UK Politics

Labour Party: Cameron and Lansley caught breaking promises by Royal College of Midwives - Healey

News   •   Nov 18, 2010 10:29 GMT

John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said in response to the Royal College of Midwives' criticism of David Cameron and Andrew Lansley for backtracking on a pre-election pledge to increase the number of midwives:

“David Cameron and Andrew Lansley promised to protect the NHS and match Labour in increasing midwife numbers. Yet today they’ve been caught out breaking those promises by the highly respected Royal College of Midwives. Add to that the Government’s double counting on health care funding and reckless plans for a massive, top-down reorganisation and it’s clear that Cameron and Lansley’s promises on the NHS are starting to unravel."