One Hundred on the Green: More Candidates Back Bill

April 2015 UPDATE – We now have over 200 candidates personally supporting the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015. See the full list of individuals. The list below is NOT the most up to date.

Over one hundred Green Party candidates for the May General Election have given clear support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015 and there is no sign of that support slowing down. A full list of supporting Green Party candidates is below, and you can also read quotes from many of them here.

But it isn’t just the Greens who are saying this is a good idea: the SNP last week supported the Bill, and more candidates are adding their support all the time. Showing that the NHS is a major election issue that transcends all parties – for all parties, and growing numbers of the public, who are getting behind this Campaign to put the Bill firmly on the agenda in the next Parliament. And so save the NHS from further fragmentation, privatisation, and destruction.

The NHS Reinstatement Bill is unique amongst proposals for changes to the law governing the NHS in having no party affiliation: it is non-partisan. It frames a clear mechanism to protect the NHS against the damage of privatisation, in overturning key aspects of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and earlier legislation that set the NHS in England on the road to fragmentation – often without public consultation, and nearly always without their full awareness.

Far from being yet another ‘top-down, centralised, re-structuring’, crucially it hands responsibility for provision of service back to the Secretary of State for Health, something the HSCA severed – thereby effectively uncoupling ultimate responsibility for the NHS from Parliament. It also spells out how, if the NHS is to be saved, it must abolish competition and the false myth of ‘the market’ in the NHS, re-establish true accountability to the public,  safeguard the NHS against privatisation, and continue to protect the full range of services that the NHS provides.

We’re delighted so many Green Party candidates have voiced their support. It’s encouraging to see candidates for a party which stands for responsible public ownership and an eye to the legacy we leave our descendants say they are behind us. Members of the public, parliamentary candidates, health professionals: all are coming forward to say enough is enough – and this Bill is the way back to a future health service we can be proud to think of protecting.  Helping the Campaign is easy: ask your parliamentary candidates to say what they think of the NHS Reinstatement Bill and let us know.

We all have this one chance to save our one health service: don’t let it pass you by by doing nothing. 

The list of candidates so far:

James Abbott Witham
David Akan Hammersmith
Abbey Akinoshun Greenwich and Woolwich
Claire Allen Pudsey
Shahrar Ali Brent Central
Tim Andrewes St Ives
Chas Ball Colne Valley
Lucy Bannister Manchester, Withington
Geoff Barnes Gainsborough
Charles Barraball Wimbledon
Scott Bartle Brent North
Jonathan Bartley Streatham
Pippa Bartolotti Newport West
Ian Baxter Midlothian
Katy Beddoe Caerphilly
Natalie Bennett Holborn and St Pancras
Darren Bisby-Boyd Peterborough
Kate Bisson Leeds East
Katharina Boettge Nottingham North
Martin Brampton Middlesborough South and East Cleveland
Dave Brooks Elmet and Rothwell
Andrew Brown Skipton and Ripon
Frances Bryant Preseli Pembrokeshire
Janet Burnet South Dorset
Lewis Campbell Dunfermline and West Fife
Chris Carmichael Brecon and Radnorshire
Tom Chance Lewisham West and Penge
Phil Chandler Morecambe and Lunesdale
Mike Cherrington Darlington
Tony Clarke Northampton North
Chris Coates Lancaster and Fleetwood
Rachel Collinson West Ham
Gill Coombs Totnes
Andrew Cooper Huddersfield
Martin Corney South East Cornwall
Jon Cousins Wells
Alison Craig Salisbury
Peter Cranie Liverpool, Wavertree
Jillian Creasy Sheffield Central
Adrian Cruden Dewsbury and Mirfield
Helen Davison Carlisle
Bob Dennett Fylde
David Derbyshire North Somerset
Martin Dobson Liverpool, Riverside
Nicola Dodgson East Surrey
James Doyle East Worthing and Shoreham
Vicky Duckworth Dudley South
Vicky Dunn Great Grimsby
Andrew Durling Eastbourne and Willingdon
Tony Dyer Bristol South
Cath Edwards The Wrekin
Graham Elliott Waveney
Jonathan Elmer Durham City
Jonathan Essex Reigate
Charlotte Farrell High Peak
Jacquetta Fewster Mole Valley
Heather Finley Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Tony Firkins Feltham and Heston
David Flint Enfield North
Derek Florey Bracknell
Shirley Ford South Shields
Neil Franks Mid Worcestershire
Andree Frieze Richmond Park
Paul Frost Mansfield
Jon Fuller Southend West
Geoff Garbett Cambourne, Redruth and Hayle
Peter Garbutt Sheffield Hallam
Stella Gardiner Bexleyheath and Crayford
Helen Geake Bury St Edmunds
Charlotte George Hackney South and Shoreditch
Dominic Giles Stratford-upon-Avon
Daniel Goldsmith Brentford and Isleworth
Tim Goodall Leeds North West
Andrew Gray Newcastle upon Tyne East
Darrin Green Horsham
Tim Greene Haltemprice and Howden
Miles Grindey Fareham
Ashley Gunstock Leyton and Wanstead
Darren Hall Bristol West
Iain Hamilton Thornberry and Yate
Matthew Handley Coventry North East
Gulnar Hasnain Vauxhall
Julie Hawkins Northampton South
Michael Hayton Leeds Central
Martin Hemingway Morley and Outwood
Mark Hollinrake Rochdale
Adrian Holmes Norwich North
Michael Holt Hartlepool
Jonathan Hornett Corby and East Northamptonshire
Richard Howarth Beverley and Holderness
Guy Hudson Crawley
Alasdair Ibbotson Alyn and Deeside
Jonathan Ingleby Gloucester
Paul Jeater Braintree
Stuart Jeffrey Canterbury
Davy Jones Brighton Kemptown
Shasha Khan Croydon North
Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn South Swindon
Charlie Kiss Islington South and Finsbury
Ricky Knight North Devon
Keith Kondakor Nuneaton
Richard Lawson Weston-super-Mare
William Lavin Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Graham Lee Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Mark Lindop Gravesham
Robert Lindsay South Suffolk
Jacqui Lovell Stockton South
Vix Lowthion Isle of Wight
Chris Loynes Westmorland and Lonsdale
Caroline Lucas MP Brighton, Pavilion
Sarah Lunnon Stroud
Stuart Macdonald Witney
Rustam Majainah Runnymede and Weybridge
Richard Mallender Rushcliffe
David Malone Scarborough and Whitby Green
Mark Maloney East Yorkshire
Jennifer Marklew Milton Keynes North
Anna Masters Birmingham, Northfield
Sally May New Forest East
Ian McCulloch Portsmouth South
Susan McGrath Epsom and Ewell
Paul McNally Blaydon
Natalie McVey Wyre Forest
Ian Middleton Banbury
Diana Moore Exeter
Derek Moran Old Bexley and Sidcup
Jennifer Nadel Westminster North
Chris Newsam Thirsk and Malton
Shan Oakes Harrogate and Knaresborough
Esther Obiri-Darko Tooting
Margaret Okole Birmingham Ladywood
Michelle Palmer Ellesmere Port and Neston
Samantha Pancheri Milton Keynes South
Hannah Patton Maidstone and the Weald
Will Patterson Wigan
Jill Perry Workington
Gordon Peters Hornsey and Wood Green
Niall Pettitt West Suffolk
Janet Phillips Ludlow
Peter Pinkney Redcar and Cleveland
Alistair Polson Bethnal Green and Bow
Chris Poole Putney
David Ratcliff Sutton Coldfield
Rupert Read Cambridge
Jasper Richmond Chichester
Rachael Roberts Berwick-upon-Tweed
Jean Robertson-Molloy Enfield Southgate
Andy Robinson Bradford South
Greg Robinson Sedgefield
Martin Robson Woking
Robina Rose Kensington
Julian Roskams West Worcestershire
Jenny Ross Stalybridge & Hyde
Mandy Rossi Ashford
Leslie Rowe Richmond (Yorks)
Guy Rubin Chelsea and Fulham
Caroline Russell Islington North
Simon Saggers South Cambridgeshire
Ben Samuel Hendon
Larry Sanders Oxford West and Abingdon
Gary Scott Halifax
Dee Searle Tottenham
Clive Semmens South East Cambridgeshire
Ginnie Shaw York Outer
Jenny Shepherd Calder Valley
Mark Shilcock North West Durham
Michael Short Barnsley Central
Cathrine Simmons Torridge and West Devon
Theo Simon Somerton and Frome
Phil Simpson Birmingham Edgbaston
Matt Sisson Loughborough
Steve Slade St Austell and Newquay
Hugh Small Cities of London and Westminster
Mark Smith Wealden
Rachel Smith-Lyte Suffolk Coastal
John Southworth Bury North
Dave Stevens Bradford East
Mark Stevenson Henley
Esther Sutton Croydon Central
Clare Thomas Birmingham Selly Oak
Carol Thornton Cleethorpes
Isabel Thurston Arundel and South Downs
Diana Toynbee Hereford and South Herefordshire
Dominic Tristram Bath
Rebecca Tully Chingford and Woodford Green>
Jonathan Tyler York Central
Peter Underwood Croydon South
Tim Valentine Faversham and Mid Kent
Adam van Coevorden Cheltenham
Emma van Dyke Salford and Eccles
Diana Warner Filton and Bradley Stoke
Kevin Warnes Shipley
Steve Whiffen Daventry
Graham White Stevenage
Rob White Reading East
Andy Williamson Central Devon
Lee Williscroft-Ferris Hexham
Richard Wise Hitchen and Harpenden
Antonia Zenkevitch Nottingham East