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Labour leader promises NHS with no tax increase

22 Sep 2014

Ed Miliband has made a pledge to protect the NHS from its funding crisis without raising taxes ‘for everyday working people’.

He spoke on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show. While reinforcing his promise to bring back the 50p top tier income tax rate, and a levy on homes with a value over 2 million, he said there would be no increase in national insurance.

‘I am deeply worried about the NHS in the next parliament,’ he said. ‘We are certainly going to make sure the NHS does not lose money and we want to do more than that. We will be saying more about that between now and the election’.

If elected to power next year, Labour also promise to strengthen GP services and repeal the Health and Social Care Act. Mr Miliband said: ‘We are going to put the right values back in the NHS’.