PM challenged to answer ‘dementia tax’ questions

Norman Lamb has called for voters to reject the Conservatives' social care proposals
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Norman Lamb has called for voters to reject the Conservatives' social care proposals Ben Birchall/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Voters are being urged to ignore party affiliations and join a campaign to stop Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax'.

And following a backlash over the social care funding plans in the Tory manifesto Liberal Democrat candidate in North Norfolk, Norman Lamb, has challenged the Theresa May to meet him to explain.

The Conservative manifesto outlined how people would have to pay all of their care costs excluding their last £100,000 which they could leave as inheritance. Now Mrs May has said there will be an 'absolute limit' on total costs although details are not clear.

Mr Lamb said: 'We expect her to visit North Norfolk soon and I think she owes it to those who are very worried about this policy to explain. Everyone should come together and vote accordingly to stop this dreadful policy.'

While he was a coalition minister Mr Lamb campaigned for a £72,000 cap on care costs.


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