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Theresa May refused invitation to speak at RCN Congress

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Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron have both spoken at the Royal College of Nursing’s congress in Liverpool this week but Theresa May turned down the invitation to speak.

The Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders addressed Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members at it’s annual Congress this week pledging £37bn to NHS and a full review of Nurses pay.

According to the RCN Theresa May turned down an invitation to speak.

The RCN revealed yesterday that 91% of its members are willing to take strike action after seeing their pay cut by 14% since the Tories took power.

UPDATE: Ms May’s office has now replied to the RCN saying; ‘Britain’s nurses do a fantastic job and deserve our thanks and support.

‘They ensure that patients in our NHS get world-class care, and so we have made it a priority to recruit thousands more since we’ve been in government to help those already working hard.

‘The Conservative Party’s manifesto will be published shortly and will set out how we will go on supporting the NHS in the next parliament.’

The RCN is drafting a reply to her comments at present.