LABOUR Party candidate Anna Coda says her party will roll back the privatisation of the NHS, if elected.

Ms Coda says her party has a ten year plan to make Britain a better country for everyone not just the richest in society.

“We are one of the richest nations in the world and yet we have had nine years of cuts to services in the name of austerity coupled with tax cuts which have mainly benefited the rich,” she said.

“The Tories seem to be offering mostly the same with a few sweeteners.

“We will properly invest in the NHS. We have pledged annual 4.3% yearly increases.

“We would also roll back privatisation and fragmentation of our NHS.”

She also believes the health service could become a bargaining chip in future trade deals with the US if the UK leaves the European Union.

“Our main promise is to protect the NHS from potentially damaging US trade deals and the interest of American big pharmaceutical companies.”

Ms Coda said she voted for the UK to leave in the 1975 Referendum on the European Community.

But after the fall of the Soviet Union she believes the EU is needed as a counterbalance to the US.

“I’ve gone on a similar journey as Jeremy Corbyn on this,” she said.

“I still think there are lots of things wrong with the EU.

“They didn’t behave very well with the migrant crisis which left Greece and Italy on the frontline.

“I felt they treated Greece very badly during their financial crisis and then they dismissed an Italian government.

“It seemed we needed to be in EU to be a counterbalance to the US after the fall of the Soviet Union.

“I voted Remain in the 2016 referendum and at heart I think it’s the best option.

“We get a lot of criticism because we’ve tried to be the grown ups.

“I would prefer to remain because it gives us a political voice in the EU.

“But the key to me is that we remain within the customs union with a close regulatory alignment because otherwise it will really damage our jobs.”