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 2015-08-25 23:51:52 +0100
people need raise awareness of this important bill via local media and MPs
signed 2015-07-17 12:21:31 +0100
signed 2015-06-26 18:02:49 +0100
signed 2015-05-18 22:58:32 +0100
signed 2015-05-18 17:31:30 +0100
signed 2015-05-16 20:42:41 +0100
This privatising of the NHS must stop. How can David Cameron deny it is happening?

Every day we hear of services being “outsourced”.
signed 2015-05-16 15:54:58 +0100
signed 2015-05-15 22:17:39 +0100
signed 2015-05-15 20:16:28 +0100
signed 2015-05-12 21:49:13 +0100
Backing because of unison support
signed 2015-05-09 05:32:06 +0100
signed 2015-04-21 20:05:15 +0100
signed 2015-04-04 11:13:21 +0100
signed 2015-04-03 09:22:17 +0100
Totally support this bill lets secure the NHS from profiteering
signed 2015-03-14 10:32:46 +0000
Very important work
signed 2015-03-12 18:01:53 +0000
Leave the NHS alone. Nothing privatised has benefited anyone other than the private investors, overpaid managers and directors. For example Water, Gas, Electric, Trains and Buses. Mostly foreign owned, and expert at ripping off the British Public and squeezing public funds from the British taxpayer.
signed 2015-03-09 21:18:20 +0000
signed 2015-02-17 15:12:02 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 12:45:10 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2015-02-14 12:44:25 +0000
signed 2015-02-13 09:18:52 +0000
signed 2015-01-28 15:33:24 +0000
signed 2015-01-26 02:44:42 +0000
HCSA 2012 a conservative travesty
signed 2015-01-14 23:21:22 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-12 12:07:46 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2015-01-12 12:06:50 +0000
signed 2015-01-10 11:02:52 +0000
signed 2015-01-08 14:39:02 +0000
I apologise if I have already signed! Can you tell?
signed 2015-01-06 20:55:55 +0000
The NHS should be free. bevan never introduced the NHS for big business to come in and run it for profits.

The tories are slowly scrapping the NHS for the business buddies
signed 2015-01-06 19:37:25 +0000
Angie Hill

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