Tim Farron, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that the party would support a tax increase to pay for a higher level of funding for the NHS.
Farron is making a speech at the closing of this year’s Liberal Democrat party conference when he is expected to say:
“We need to face the hard truth that the NHS needs more money – a lot more money – not just to stop it lurching from crisis to crisis but so that it can meet the needs and the challenges it will face in the years ahead”.
He is expected to add:
“If the only way to fund a health service that meets the needs of everyone is to raise taxes, Liberal Democrats will raise taxes”.