Vox Political commenter Joanna May wrote (a while ago – sorry for the tardiness, Joanna!): “Could you possibly put up those two lists about Labour’s achievements and the condems’ failures please?”
Here they are. For clarity you are warned that neither of these lists were created by Yr Obdt Srvt for Vox Political and no responsibility will be taken for any inaccuracies in them, including supercession – information that has gone out of date due to the passage of time. They are presented here as they were passed to this blog.
The list of ConDem failures was in an infographic and is reproduced above. The list of Labour successes is reproduced below:
6th largest economy in the world
4th largest GDP per person in the world
Longest period of fiscal stability since World War 2
…Longest period of sustained growth for 200 years
A rising National Minimum Wage – the annual uprating benefits 1 million people a year.
Shortest waiting times since NHS records began.
Three million more operations carried out each year than in 1997, with more than double the number of heart operations.
Over 44,000 more doctors
Over 89,000 more nurses
All prescriptions free for people being treated for cancer or the effects of cancer
Teenage girls are offered a vaccination against cervical cancer.
The NHS guarantees that you will see a cancer specialist within two weeks if your GP suspects you may have cancer: you will not have to wait more than 18 weeks from GP referral to the start of hospital treatment – and most waits are much shorter than this.
22 million people are benefiting from real tax cuts to boost their income this year.
12 million pensioners benefiting from increased Winter Fuel Payments
900,000 pensioners lifted out of poverty
500,000 children lifted out of relative poverty and measures already in train will lift around a further 500,000 children out of poverty.
Free TV licences for over-75s
The New Deal has helped over 2 million people into work
Over 3 million Child Trust Funds have been started
Nearly 3,000 Sure Start Children’s Centres opened, reaching 2 million children and their families
Over 42,400 more teachers and 123,000 more teaching assistants than in 1997
Approximately 3,700 rebuilt and significantly refurbished schools
A free nursery place for every 3 and 4 year old.
Doubled the number of registered childcare places to more than 1.5 million, one for every four children under eight years old
More young people attending university than ever before
Double the number of apprenticeships starts, with figures for 2008/9 showing 234,000 started an apprenticeship this year compared to 75,000 in 1997
In 1997 more than half of all schools saw less that 30% of their pupils fail to get 5 good GCSEs including English and Maths~Now only 270 schools fail this benchmark and we are guaranteeing that no school should fail this mark after 2011
Between 1997-98 and 2009-10, total funding per pupil has more than doubled from £3,030 in 1997-98 to £6,350 in 2009-10 in real terms, an increase of 110%
The Northern Ireland peace process
The UK is now smoke free, with no smoking in most enclosed public places.
The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are now 21% below 1990 levels, beating our Kyoto target.
Over £20 billion invested in bringing social housing to decent standards
Rough sleeping has dropped by two thirds and homelessness is at its lowest level since the early 1980s
Free off-peak travel on buses anywhere in England for over-60s and disabled people
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