Jeremy Corbyn put the spotlight on the National Health Service and schools – exposing facts that the Conservatives would rather hide behind a lot of Brexit-related posturing.

In a speech today, Mr Corbyn laid out exactly what the Conservatives have been doing:

And he told us what five more years of Tories would bring:

According to Labour, the choice at the election is stark. The Tories have no plan to properly fund our public services, pushing them further into crisis. Labour will take a different approach, rebuilding public services for the many by modest tax rises for companies and the richest five per cent.

Labour will invest £37 billion in our NHS and take one million people off the waiting list by the end of the next Parliament.
Labour will invest £8 billion in social care over the course of the next Parliament and lay the foundations of a National Care Service to integrate health and social care.
Labour will cap class sizes at 30 for 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds.
Labour will provide free school meals to all primary school children by removing VAT exemption on private school fees.

And remember – all these policies have been fully-costed, unlike any of the Conservatives’ plans.

Mr Corbyn said: “Labour will invest in our people, schools and hospitals. We will cut class sizes, take a million people off the NHS waiting list and ensure people get the care they deserve.

“By contrast another five years of the Tories would be disastrous for our public services. At the rate we’re going we could see 5.5 million people on the English waiting list and 1.5 million older people with unmet care needs. And young people and their families face the prospect of more overcrowding in schools and having to pick up the bill for the Tories’ unfair plan to scrap free school meals for hundreds of thousands of children.

“On June 8, there’s only one party that will improve our public services for the many not the few, that’s the Labour Party.”

Labour has written a full analysis on the threat to our schools and hospitals posed by five more years of the Conservatives. You can find it at: