THE Labour parliamentary candidate for Warrington South has said latest figures from the North West Ambulance Service show NHS services are under ‘serious strain’.

In Warrington during the past year, more than 1,600 people waited more than 20 minutes in an ambulance before they could get in to Warrington Hospital’s A&E.

Nick Bent added: “The blame for the NHS crisis lies squarely with David Cameron, not with our dedicated health service professionals. “Warrington people know from their own experience that the NHS is heading downhill on David Cameron’s watch.

“It is clear the Tories can’t be trusted with it.”