At last the UK has a prime minister who understands the value of public service

Fresh approach from new PM can’t come soon enough

Commenting on Keir Starmer’s first speech as prime minister, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Friday):

“Labour’s historic victory promises real change for public services. Unlike many previous prime ministers, Keir Starmer isn’t a career politician.

“He’s a true public servant and understands the value of high-quality services to local communities, and the importance of the workers who provide them.

“A new approach can’t come soon enough. Investing in essential services will stimulate economic growth, not drain resources.

“There’s much to fix, including across the NHS, social care and local government. But Keir’s leadership offers the promise of a fresh start for the UK, its key services and working people everywhere.”

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.

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