Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

Back the Bill


UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Government prevented my bill moving forward. However, I will continue to fight to save our NHS. If you would like to register your support for a properly funded NHS and to keep updated on the campaign, please enter your details below.

I am delighted that my Bill to halt the privatisation of our health service passed its second reading in Parliament by 241 to 18. It is astonishing that the Tories could only muster a handful of MPs to support their disastrous 2012 Act which forces competition in the NHS.

The Labour Party created the NHS and my Bill will protect it from competition from private companies, to exempt it from any Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement and to ensure that we prioritise patients not profit.

But our fight isn't over.  I have written to William Hague to demand that the Government take the Bill straight to Committee and do not use delay tactics to try to stall its passage through Parliament.

We have seen the impact that the Government’s privatisation agenda has had on our NHS – longer waiting times, fewer frontline staff and millions being spent on accountants and lawyers rather than patients - and the Liberal Democrats have gone along with it.

It is simple; we will not stand for this and my Bill just signals the start. A Labour Government would repeal the toxic Health and Social Care Act and ensure that we put patients back where they belong – at the heart of our NHS.

We still need your help to keep the pressure on the Government.  Please register your support for Clive's demands that the Government respect the will of Parliament and not delay its passage through Parliament.

Goal: 822 signatures

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signed 2014-10-31 08:46:48 +0000
As a victim of privatisation I know this measure is essential,
signed 2014-10-31 00:23:24 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 23:10:29 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 21:53:57 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 21:02:26 +0000
Good luck. We are relying on you Clive
signed 2014-10-30 20:59:49 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-30 20:40:16 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-10-30 20:36:22 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 20:35:07 +0000
This government has to go..!!!
signed 2014-10-30 20:09:05 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 20:01:31 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 19:51:15 +0000
@LauraineWilson tweeted link to this page. 2014-10-30 19:36:30 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-30 19:36:30 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-10-30 19:35:00 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 18:53:29 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 17:23:26 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 16:35:06 +0000
the NHS is something we should be proud of……let’s keep it free
signed 2014-10-30 16:27:34 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 15:54:51 +0000
I fully support full scrutiny of any plans to privatise any parts of the NHS.

People before profit!
signed 2014-10-30 14:58:14 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 14:38:06 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 13:24:44 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 13:19:33 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 13:13:10 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 13:06:37 +0000
saving the NHS should be a priority on labour’s manifesto
signed 2014-10-30 12:54:24 +0000
@CliveEfford tweeted this page. 2014-10-30 12:29:18 +0000
Help save the NHS #BackTheBill by signing the epetition & register your support on my website
signed 2014-10-30 12:27:45 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 12:04:09 +0000

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