A Labour government can now press the reset button for public services, says UNISON

Investment in communities, health and care must be at the heart of change

Commenting on the results of the general election today (Friday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Goodbye and good riddance. The past 14 years of Conservative rule has been nothing short of a living nightmare.

“After an endless merry-go-round of chaos, infighting, untruths and cronyism in government, public services are in a sorry state. Fixing them and rebuilding trust in politics will be no easy task and will take time.

“Thankfully a Labour government can now press the reset button. That means investing in essential services to get communities back on their feet, ensure patients receive NHS treatment when they fall ill and the creation of a social care system that can support everyone needing help.

“For Keir Starmer to win such a historic victory and completely turn around the party’s electoral fortunes is nothing short of remarkable. The idea of a Labour government was unthinkable just four years ago, so to win by a landslide is off the scale.

“Rebuilding public services and reviving the UK must be at the heart of Labour’s mission. Now the hard work begins.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

Media contacts:
Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: press@unison.co.uk
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