Conservative candidates across Lichfield and Burntwood have joined their party’s manifesto launch ahead of the Staffordshire County Council elections.
Patrick McLoughlin MP joined the local party to outline their vision for the future, promising to help grow the local economy.
Group leader Phillip Atkins said the Conservatives had led the council through tough economic times and said another four years would allow the party to continue with a “radical rethink” of the way health and care services are delivered.
“We want to align more of our care services with health and at the same time we need to build the right capacity and capability to offer care where it is needed,” he said.
“That is a massive challenge which will sit at the top of our priorities.”
A number of issues are expected to be at the forefront of voters’ minds when they go to the polls on May 4.
And Mr Atkins said his party’s decision to invest an extra £5million into roads also showed their commitment to improving the county.
He said: “We know it’s a concern to residents and we think it is therefore essential that we raise additional capital through assets sales and borrowing to invest in our roads.
“We want to try to get ahead of the problem so there will be an extra cash injection in highways. But we also want to see a marked improvement in the quality and common sense of simple maintenance tasks.”