Today, Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has commented of the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Queen’s speech is written by the Government and sets out their legislative plans for the coming Parliament.
This year’s speech was short and many Tory manifesto pledges were left unmentioned, including a controversial vote on reinstating fox hunting and only offered a ‘consultation’ on social care rather than the planned ‘dementia tax’.
There was indication that the government would take the strain off public services after years of cut backs.
The Queens Speech announced 27 new bills or partial bills, 8 of which were related to Brexit.
Commenting, Tracy Brabin said;
“What’s clear is that this Government is out of touch and out of ideas.
This was an opportunity for Theresa May to show she was listening to the concerns of the people of Batley & Spen and she has clearly failed.
Our community wants a 24/7 A&E to remain at Dewsbury Hospital but no extra resources for our NHS were announced.
In West Yorkshire we’ve lost 2,000 police officers since 2010 but there was no promise to recruit more police officers.
Parent’s will be interested to hear a pledge for fair funding of schools, but last time the Tories announced a funding formula they wanted to take £9.4 million from our schools, this time the devil will clearly be in the detail.”