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: 186 signatures

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signed 2014-12-20 12:40:27 +0000
NHS is too wonderful to be privatised
signed 2014-12-20 11:36:11 +0000
signed 2014-12-20 11:12:37 +0000
I fully support my MP Clive Efford and the the NHS bill he is backing.
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signed 2014-12-19 22:45:57 +0000
i feel there needs to be big changes made to the nhs some hospitals are in appling states we need to clean them up big time bring back the matrons im scared to go to hospital beause they are so dirty i also feel there are to many people using the NHS which the hospitals and doctors are finding hard to maintain and if we dont sort it out soon it will get increasely worse and i dont want to loose our NHS x
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signed 2014-12-19 19:33:53 +0000
I applaud your efforts to block the Coalitions attempts to privatise the NHS ( in many cases for their personal monetary gain ) This is wothout a doubt the worst, most dangerous Government this country has every hadsteeped in corruption and contempt for the people of this country. Good luck and be assured I do what I can to campaign against this odius act.
signed 2014-12-19 19:31:21 +0000
I am proud to be in a borough that has an mp that truly cares about the people, keep up the great work Clive.
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posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-19 18:46:50 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-12-19 18:46:17 +0000
Don’t hold this up any longer. It is our NHS and we are not giving it away
signed 2014-12-19 18:37:16 +0000
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signed 2014-11-16 14:59:49 +0000
Once again the condems want to condemn us to privatisation of vital services that must be public, must be free. The NHS is one of the things that truly defines Britain and is a model that other countries would love to have – it saves lives!!!! with no discrimination that is all!!
signed 2014-11-15 12:35:38 +0000
no votes for those who don’t listen

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