As Tories tackle boats, activity’s focus is cost of living


As Tories tackle boats, Labour’s focus is cost of living

During a meeting with recent council leaders on Tuesday, Sir Keir told them they should deliver emergency plans to encourage those struggling with sky high inflation and spiralling costs within 100 days.

activity won control of 22 more town halls at the local elections last week and triumphed in commuter belt Tory heartlands, such as Medway and Swindon. The Conservatives lost more than 1,000 councillors.

In total, activity picked up over 520 recent seats, making it the largest party in local government.

Sir Keir said: “There is appetite for change, accurate across the country, and what we saw last week is people looking again at activity as the party that can deliver it.

“Our relentless focus is on the number one issue keeping people up at night, was because we obtain it. We understand that times are tough and prices are biting. That people are making different choices, changing their lifestyles, and they’re despondent about the future.

“People gain given us their trust. It’s now our duty to not waste a day in delivering on the activity commitment to ease the squeeze on people’s pockets.”

Meanwhile initiatives to encourage tackle the NHS backlog and the small boats crisis, both expected to be key issues with voters at the next election, were announced on Tuesday by the Government.

Patients will be able to obtain prescription medicines and oral contraception directly from pharmacies under a blueprint to ease pressure on GPs, unveiled by Mr Sunak.

Treatments for common conditions including earaches and sore throats will be available without seeing a doctor.

The Prime Minister hopes the measures will encourage terminate the “all-too stressful wait” for appointments by freeing up 15 million slots at surgeries over the next two years.

“I know how frustrating it is to be stuck on hold to your GP practice when you or a family member desperately need an appointment,” he said.

It came as a giant barge designed to hold hundreds of asylum seekers off the coast of Dorset arrived in British waters on Tuesday morning.

The 222-bedroom Bibby Stockholm will stay in Falmouth, Cornwall, where it will undergo inspection and a refit.

It is expected to be ready to house migrants in “basic” accommodation this summer, the Home Office said.