Firm run by Lynton Crosby calls for 'more private healthcare'

Posted On: 
4th May 2015

A lobbying firm run by Tory election strategist Lynton Crosby drew up a paper aiming to expand the role of private healthcare in the UK.

CTF Partners produced a report, seen by The Independent, proposing targeting key government figures including David Cameron to increase “the size, acceptability and profitability of the private healthcare market”.

The paper said its long-term strategy was to achieve “decision-maker recognition” that health investment in the UK was enhanced by “expanding the role and contribution” made by the private sector.

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham called on the Prime Minister to “come clean” about Mr Crosby’s business interests and their influence on Tory policy.

“David Cameron has serious questions to answer today. It looks increasingly like Lynton Crosby's lobbying firm has been at the forefront of a drive to expand private healthcare interests in the NHS,” he said.