Skip to main content
School of Politics and International Relations

Majority think the NHS should be top priority to ‘build back better’


The NHS should be at the top of the priority list when it comes to rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic, a poll from Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute suggests. Just over half (51 per cent) of the people surveyed said the health service must be the main priority of the Government when it comes to Boris Johnson’s vow to ‘build back better’ as the UK emerges from the pandemic. Dr Karl Pike, Lecturer in British Politics at Queen Mary and a Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute, said: “Our report shows that the public are thinking seriously about the effects of the pandemic, and how these effects should be addressed by politicians as part of the commitment to rebuilding.”

This was covered in the Press Association (PDF available on request)

Dr Pike has also written an opinion piece for The Conversation on Keir Starmer's Labour leadership.

Read the Queen Mary story
Watch Mile End Institute's latest video: Exploring Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour one year on 



Back to top