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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What ia happening to the NHS is a crime

The general public is only now becoming aware of the damage, the loss of good will from clinicians. The lack of acountability of managers and the miss use of nhs money, that is not used to support front line heath care.
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Go Clive!
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Good luck
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Its a worthy cause. I am with you all the way, Clive.
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@CliveEfford tweeted this page. 2014-10-29 17:58:16 +0000
#BackTheBill to #SavetheNHS - find out how you can help by visiting my website
Clive Efford posted about Back the Bill on Clive Efford's Facebook page 2014-10-29 17:58:16 +0000
#BackTheBill to #SavetheNHS - find out how you can help by visiting my website
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I have already been involved for some time in campaigning to keep the NHS for the people, not for the profiteers.
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I wonder why we always believe privatisation should be the solution to every poorly performing public service. If we are collectively committed to making things work for the good of all, we should be able to do so whether the service is managed privately or publicly. It’s all a matter of attitude.
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I will be very happy if the bill succeed to stop the privatisation of NHS.

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