Britain Can't Wait
After more than a decade the NHS is at breaking point, 1 in 5 people are living in poverty and home ownership has gone from an aspiration to a fantasy for most young people.
We need a change of government at the next election. Britain can't wait another five years.
Watch eight stories of people who need you to vote at the next election:
Manny & Steph
The average deposit required for a first-time buyer is now £61,000. Buying a home is no longer a reality for most.
With the soaring cost of living young couples have been priced out of what previously used to be basic right.
If this government won't fix the housing crisis, Manny & Steph need one that will.
Manny & Steph Can't Wait.
The cost of living is soaring, and our schools are barely able to cope. Our teachers are doing everything they can, but it can’t go on this way.
Not only are schools having to grapple with constrained budgets and resources, but teachers are seeing first-hand the struggles that children and their families are suffering.
If this government won't fix our schools crisis, Julia and her pupils need one that will.
Julia Can't Wait.
How long have you had to wait to get a GP appointment? The UK’s healthcare system is at breaking point.
Doctors are struggling to keep up with the number of patients needing their help and are terrified of making wrong decision under such pressure. Many of those who want to train can’t afford to, and many of those who do end up leaving the UK anyway.
If this government won't fix the NHS crisis, Mary and her patients need one that will.
Mary Can't Wait.
In an emergency, people face an average wait of over 5 hours in A&E and more than an hour for an ambulance. 1 in 10 people are currently waiting for treatment including for serious conditions like cancer. 60% of nurses, like Hassan, are considering changing their careers.
If this government won't fix the NHS crisis, Hassan and his patients need one that will.
Hassan Can't Wait.
The number of people relying on foodbanks has increased from 40,000 in 2010 to over 2million today and in one out of every seven households, adults regularly skip meals.
This year, energy and food prices have increased more in the UK than in any other G7 nation.
At a time when the cost of living is spiralling out of control, they have increased taxes on working people and pushed through tax cuts for bankers. By mismanaging our economy and introducing new trade barriers, they have increased costs for struggling people even further.
Without a change in government they will push more people into poverty. Ceri can't wait.Find out how to vote
The ambulance waiting time crisis has reached unprecedented levels, with people waiting hours for emergency medical services to arrive.
The reasons behind this crisis are complex and multifaceted, but it is clear that the problems are of the government's own making, primarily:
- A shortage of medical staff after years of unfunded training, poor working conditions and terrible pay
- Increased demand for ambulance services with an ageing population and insufficient NHS funding to support them
If this government won't wake up to the ambulance crisis, Sandra needs one that will.
Sandra Can't Wait.Find out how to vote
Since 2010, half of all police stations have closed and there are 8,000 fewer police officers
Last year only 1 in every 20 of violent crimes resulted in someone being charged and sexual offences reached a record high. By undermining our economy and wasting public money, this Conservative Government has left us with less to invest in our police and crime prevention.
If this government won't wake up to the crisis in crime rates, Carole needs one that will.
Carole Can't Wait.Find out how to vote
As prices spike thousands have had support removed after being subjected to often degrading and humiliating assessments.
Since 2018, the Government wrongfully removed payments for almost 300,000 people. 1,000 of them died waiting for this error to be corrected. The Conservatives have cut welfare spending by £37billion since 2010.
They have wastefully spent more than £60billion of public money in the last 3 years alone. Without a change in government, they will take more from those most in need and hand more public money to their mates. Frank can't wait.Find out how to vote