Williams calls for Bristolians to stop the Dementia Tax

Stephen Williams, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bristol West, has called on local Bristolians, from all parties and none, to come together to stop the dementia tax.

The Tory plan, stated within their election manifesto, will see people needing long term care, facing mounting bills and the threat that their home and assets could be seized after death to pay for care received.

The Liberal Democrats have launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Tories’ planned dementia tax.

It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s Dementia Tax.

The Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron, has already written to key organisations about the campaign, including David Cameron as President of Alzheimer's Research UK.  

Stephen Williams said:

“The dementia tax is a stealth inheritance tax in all but name and it will hit the elderly and most vulnerable in our society the most.

It’s cruel to see it take hold of your loved ones and this is a cruel plan put together by the Tories. 

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party who have a costed plan to save the NHS and social care with a penny on Income Tax. We will stand up to Theresa May's mean-spirited plan that would see people lose their home because they are unlucky enough to fall ill.

Caring for our elderly must be above party politics. I am urging all Bristolians to sign up at dementiatax.org.uk  to help. Together we can stop the dementia tax.”

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