All Labour MPs are invited to take part in a group photo to show their support for the NHS Bill, organised by Margaret Greenwood MP.
10.30am on 22nd February 2017 at New Palace Yard, outside Westminster Hall.
Please ask your MP to show their support.
The Bill is so far down the list for its scheduled 2nd reading of the NHS Bill on 24th February 2017 it is unlikely to be debated so we are not asking MPs to be there. The photo shoot is therefore vital to demonstrate their support.
Allyson Pollock and Peter Roderick – co-authors of the NHS Bill – spoke to the campaigners, and Margaret Greenwood MP wrote a statement of support while she had to remain in the chamber.
The great turn-out outside the House of Commons was not matched by action inside, as the NHS Bill debate was postponed until Friday 24th February 2017.
The campaign continues. Please ask your MP to support the NHS Bill.
For a full picture – here’s a great compilation of many of the speakers at the rally (18 mins)
A big thank you to (take a deep breath) – Cornwall KONP, Ealing Save Our NHS, Fighting4GranthamA&E, Green Party (Bromley) with Larry Saunders, Green Party Health Spokesperson, Greenwich KONP, Hackney KONP, Hands Off Our Horton, Health Campaigns Together, KONP national, Lambeth KONP, Momentum, Oxfordshire KONP, Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign, Save Our Hospitals – Hammersmith & Charing Cross, Save Our NHS, Save Wantage Hospital, South West London KONP, Sussex Defend Our NHS, Tower Hamlets KONP and all other individuals who came to support the NHS Bill.
“We are delighted that Margaret Greenwood is taking the NHS Reinstatement Bill forward, with cross party support. The continued destruction of the NHS in England under Simon Stevens’ plans will not stop without a new law restoring it to the founding principles.”
Peter Roderick, co-author of the NHS Reinstatement Bill
The NHS Bill is scheduled for to be debated – its ‘second reading’ – on 4th November 2016. It is fourth on the list of business for the day, so we do not expect there to be much, if any, time available for discussion. Whatever happens on the day, the campaign for the NHS Bill will continue.
It is important that we continue to keep the pressure on MPs of all parties to support the NHS Bill. You can help by: