Liz Kendall MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, in response to comments made by former Care Minister Paul Burstow on long term care funding, said:
“Labour has been warning for months that the Government is kicking long-term care funding into the long grass.
“This issue has bedevilled Governments of all political persuasions for many years, because there are no simple solutions or easy options.
“All the parties must now come together to try and reach consensus about how we tackle the immediate care crisis and develop a better, fairer system for the future.
“Labour has called for a meeting of the three party leaders to ensure there is genuine political leadership at the highest level on this crucial issue. We have also offered to involve our shadow Treasury team in cross party talks.
“I hope David Cameron, Nick Clegg and George Osborne take us up on our offer and show the real leadership this issue needs and deserves.”