Ben Jones made the comments while accompanying shadow health minister Stephen O’Brien on the campaign trail in Widnes Shopping Park last Friday.
They were accompanied by the Conservative’s ‘NH-Yes’ van, which is touring the region. Mr O’Brien was in Widnes to lend his support to Mr Jones’s bid to unseat Labour incumbent Derek Twigg and to emphasise their party’s commitment to the NHS.
Mr Jones said: “The NHS is the Conservative party’s number one priority. My family and I have relied heavily on the NHS over the last 15 years and owe it so much.
“I am proud of the people who work in the NHS throughout Halton and the country. I am extremely proud, too, that David Cameron has made the Conservative Party the party of the NHS.
He added: “As we enter the last three weeks of the campaign, I believe we need new energy and fresh ideas to get Halton and the country moving, including supporting our fantastic NHS.”