Over 1,000 people in the local area have signed a petition to show their support for keeping the NHS out of the private sector, according to one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities.
Independent campaign group, 38 Degrees, co-ordinated the national Save Our NHS day on Saturday 25th April, which saw a petition delivered to Bassetlaw MP candidates at the Trader Clock on Bridge Street at 4pm.
John Mann, Labour; Sarah Downes, Conservatives; Kris Wragg, Green Party; and Leon Duveen of the Liberal Democrats were all in attendance.
Mark Taylor, a 38 Degrees member from Bassetlaw, said: “Our NHS is an incredible public service - free at the point of use, and available to me, my family, friends and neighbors, whenever we need it.”
“Experts have also named it the most efficient health system in the world. So it makes no sense that some politicians are trying to hand huge sections of our NHS over to private companies.”
“Depending on where you source your information you could get the impression that the NHS is a lead weight on the public purse and privatisation would give us a better service. I don’t want any of my family to be cared for by profit-driven companies. This is why I’d encourage anyone who feels the same to vote on 7th May with the future of our NHS in mind.”
Visit https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/index.php/pages/522/ to view the petition.