PRIME MINISTER NEEDS TO ACT ON SECOND HOMES, REGIONAL PAY AND THE NHS

Speaking ahead of David Cameron's visit to Wadebridge on 7th April, ‎Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for North Cornwall and Government Minister for Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson has challenged the Prime Minister to act on second homes, NHS, and regional pay for public sector workers.

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Commenting, Dan Rogerson said:

"It seems that the Prime Minister likes to visit North Cornwall on holiday and when there is an election on - but local people who live here all year round will want to know why Mr Cameron and the Conservatives have consistently blocked Lib Dem plans to tackle the spread of second homes, which are a huge part of the housing crisis here.

"People in North Cornwall also deserve to know why the Conservatives tried to introduce 'regional pay' that would see public sector workers in Cornwall get a pay cut. Not only is this the wrong thing to do for hard working Cornish teachers and nurses, but it would also cement a low-wage economy in the private sector too.

"I would also challenge Mr Cameron to commit his party to finding the funding our NHS needs. £8 billion by 2020 is the amount the NHS says it needs, not what the politicians think it needs, and the Lib Dems are the only party committed to finding this funding in the next Parliament."