Tuesday at #CPC16

By October 4, 2016UK

Tuesday at the Conservative Party Conference has been dominated by health and social issues and please see below for our highlights from the day. The PI team are in Birmingham for the Conference and follow us @Politicalintel for our take on the conference.

 

Policy of the day

 Hunt to expand medical schools to make the NHS ‘self sufficient’ by 2025

As is now the norm, the majority of Jeremy Hunt’s speech was leaked prior to his appearance on stage today. He began by saying that the NHS is a ‘precious public service’, but that it doesn’t always get things right. However his big announcement was that the NHS will no longer relying on doctors coming to the UK from overseas by 2025.

To deliver this, Hunt said there would be 1,500 new medical schools places a year 2018, an expansion that will apparently cost £100m.

 

Quote of the day

“We will make breakfast a success”

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies makes a meal of his conference speech. The full video can be seen here.

 

Tweet of the day

Picture of the day

Jim’s Big Break into politics?

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When PI bumped into Jim Davidson at #CPC16 !