IN his latest column for the Warrington Guardian, Labour’s Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid expresses fears over housing, education and health care.

Just two weeks ago, Boris Johnson was elected to the highest office in the country by members of the Conservative Party, an electorate which makes up just 0.2 per cent of the population.

A tiny fraction of our society has decided that this man – a symbol of incompetence and arrogance – is fit to run our country and steer us through a Brexit crisis of the Tory party’s own making.

When I consider the issues which most severely afflict my constituents, housing, education and health care are the three which require the most urgent and comprehensive reform.

On all three fronts, the incoming Prime Minister offers none of the solutions which our communities so desperately need.

From 1949-2017, the NHS budget grew by an average of 3.3 per cent in per-person spending.

Since the Tories entered government nine years go, this figure fell to 0.6% from 2010-2017, leading to crises in waiting times, staffing, and social care.

If the Government take us out of the EU without a deal on October 31st – right before the winter squeeze on NHS services – our health service will face catastrophe.

Patients will suffer shortages in medical supplies, equipment and staff as a result of the radical decisions taken by an individual they had no say in electing.

Our housing market is facing a long-term crisis of a similar scale.

Next month, nearly 5,000 school head teachers are promising to walk out of their schools to take part in a mass march on Westminster, highlighting the chronic underfunding of our children’s education.

Head teachers report having to close at lunchtime on Fridays because they cannot fund a full week of teaching.

The teaching profession is in crisis: just 60% of teachers are still working in state-funded schools five years after starting.

Schools need a clear and concrete funding plan to turn this around.

On housing, education and health care, Johnson offers nothing but rhetoric and bluster.

In a time of crisis, our country deserves better.