Julie Hilling

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bolton West

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Local resident Margaret Freeborn tells her story

 

“The NHS is safe in our hands”, boasted David Cameron before the last General Election – but local resident Margaret Freeborn tells us about the poor hand Mr Cameron has dealt us on the NHS since he became Prime Minister.

 

Speaking to Julie Hilling, Margaret discussed her ordeal when hit by a car at a pelican crossing and lying in the road for 90 minutes waiting for an ambulance. It was a very cold night in November last year and Margaret was on her way to a ladies’ handcraft class when she crossed the road. The next thing she knew she was on the ground in ‘agonising’ pain.

 

Margaret said, “I was lying on the ground bleeding for about an hour and a half without any medical attention, it was so traumatic having to wait so long, especially when the ambulance was called as soon as I was knocked down. The Police were there and looked very concerned about the time it was taking for the paramedics to come – I was very scared.”

 

“I don’t blame the ambulance workers, it’s the government. The cuts they have made have left services in chaos. The time it took for the ambulance to come was ridiculous, even when you look at the government’s own guidelines – the Conservatives just don’t listen when it comes to the NHS.”   

 

“I’m still not right”, Margaret added, “I keep having dizzy spells and I’m still on crutches. I’ve paid my taxes my whole life and now this government are destroying the NHS. You can see it on the wards, the nurses are really overstretched. It’s those multi-millionaires that should be paying more to sort out our health service.”

 

“Julie Hilling was brilliant, she phoned me up very concerned straight after it happened – then brought it up in Parliament. I hope Labour gets in and the NHS is saved. If the Tories get in I can see them privatising it and if you can’t afford health care you won’t be able to get it.”

 

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Julie Hilling, Labour’s candidate for Bolton West, said, “Margaret had a terrible experience. The Tory-led Government’s plan is failing our NHS and their cuts to our health service have made it almost impossible for our brilliant staff to do their jobs. If something isn’t done then people’s lives will be put at risk. Only Labour will save our NHS. We will introduce a Mansion Tax which will contribute to a fund that will inject an extra £2.5 billion into the health service. This will strengthen our NHS and protect the health of local people for many years.”

The Tories’ Plan Is Failing Our NHS

  Local resident Margaret Freeborn tells her story  

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Bolton West MP Julie Hilling, Westhoughton Councillor Chris Peacock and Labour Council Candidate Anne Graham have said plans for 300 Homes in Westhoughton would cause chaos on local roads

Following the proposed development of 300 new homes on Lee Hall off Chequerbent Roundabout and Platt Lane in Westhoughton Ms. Hilling has joined Councillor Peacock and the local Labour party to campaign against the plans.

 

The campaign is now being taken to the doorsteps of Westhoughton and a petition has been launched online against the development with hundreds supporting it already.

 

Ms. Hilling said, “These proposals make no adequate provision for the increase in the number of cars which will add to Westhoughton’s already packed roads.  We all accept the need to build more homes and Bolton Councillors have done a good job in allocating the necessary land across the Borough.”

 

Cllr Peacock said, “I do not have a problem with suitable developments which have considered the needs and limitations of the area they are being built in.  But this proposed development is completely unsuitable for Westhoughton and I will do everything in my power as the Ward Councillor for Westhoughton North to oppose it.”

 

Anne Graham said, “Our roads are already packed with cars and we don’t need potentially 600 more cars clogging up Westhoughton’s roads. We must do all we can to stop this development taking place. It isn’t wanted.”

 

Ms. Hilling MP added “The plans do not address issues such as schools for the children of the families who will live there nor do they address access to a GP that adding 300 new families to Westhoughton will have.  Lee Hall is not in the Council’s “Allocations Plan” and I congratulate Cllr Peacock and Anne Graham in taking the lead in opposing this unsuitable development.”

 

If you would like to sign the petition please visit the link:

 

If you do not have access to the internet but would like to sign, share the petition or display a #NoLeeHall300 poster in your window please contact Cllr Peacock and he will ensure you receive a copy. 

MP and Westhoughton Councillor Say No to 300 Homes Due to Lack of Facilities

Bolton West MP Julie Hilling, Westhoughton Councillor Chris Peacock and Labour Council Candidate Anne Graham have said plans for 300 Homes in Westhoughton would cause chaos on local roads

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Our NHS is being torn apart by the Tory and Lib-Dem Coalition with £3 billion wasted on their unwanted top down reorganisation which is allowing our Health Service to be privatised through the back door.

In 2010 David Cameron said the NHS was “safe in his hands”, over the past few years we have seen that he clearly cannot be trusted.

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Only this month the Royal Bolton Hospital has declared a ‘major incident’ as the hard working staff struggled to cope, partly due to people not able to be discharged because home care simply isn’t there due to massive cuts, and with people waiting up to 12 hours for a bed. Figures that were published by NHS England show that every major A&E unit in the North West failed to meet targets for waiting times over the Christmas period.

We have already lost our Walk-in Centre at Lever Chambers in Bolton and 2,300 district nurses have been axed in the region since 2010. This means many people in our local area are struggling to access vital heath care.

It is getting more difficult more difficult to get a GP appointment and we need the Government to take action now.

You have told me the NHS is a huge concern to you. The lack of services in our towns is forcing people to trek across to the other side of Bolton or Wigan, making it really difficulty for them to get dressings and other treatments. A future Labour government will repeal David Cameron’s NHS changes.

I promise as your MP, I will continue to prevent further erosion of our local health services, and I will back Ed Miliband’s pledge that patients can see a GP within 48 hours.

 

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