Can the public ever care about councils?

By Louise Casey | 04 July 2018

Over a quarter of a million people took to the streets in March last year ‘to protect the NHS’. It was a huge rally and symbolic of the place the NHS holds in our hearts, including mine.

This month, another opinion poll showed overwhelming public support for extra taxes to do the same. The support goes across the political divide shown in this poll by 63% of Tory voters also willing to pay more taxes. Every month around the country there are campaigns, polls and rallies in towns, cities and rural areas to save parts of the NHS.

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