Lamb – Chancellor must use the Autumn Statement to deliver £350 million a week NHS promise

The Chancellor must use his Autumn Statement tomorrow to commit to spending £350 million more a week on the NHS as his Vote Leave colleagues promised, Norman Lamb MP, Patron of Vote Leave Watch, says today.

During the EU referendum campaign, five members of the current cabinet promised to spend £350 million more a week on the NHS: Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Andrea Leadsom, Priti Patel, and Chris Grayling.

Vote Leave Watch’s #ShowUsTheMoney campaign has been calling on Philip Hammond to use the Autumn Statement to commit to keeping this pledge. The call has been supported by over 40 MPs from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens; medical professionals; and over 5,000 people ordinary people.

Commenting, Norman Lamb MP, Patron of Vote Leave Watch, said:

“The British people were promised a £350 million funding boost for our NHS, and that’s what they should have. If Brexit really does mean Brexit, then it must mean that this key Vote Leave promise is delivered upon – especially since the key architects of that campaign are now in the Cabinet.

“The Chancellor needs to respect the will of the British people, give our NHS the extra funding it desperately needs, and show us the money.”

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