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 2015-01-02 16:06:44 +0000
Defend our NHS from the profiteers and money markets. They took away TSB and busted it now they have their sights on your health and welfare.
signed 2014-12-31 13:52:08 +0000
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signed 2014-12-27 17:08:20 +0000
We need more nurses working on the wards of our hospitals,not to be working ten and twelve hour shifts.the goverment will not be happy untill the whole of the NH service is sold off.

I surpport the bill that Clive Efford will be putting forward on the 21st of November.

We are all entitled to medical care private companies are only interested in profit.
signed 2014-12-26 14:43:39 +0000
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signed 2014-12-24 05:19:50 +0000
signed 2014-12-23 13:22:51 +0000
signed 2014-12-23 09:32:06 +0000
Shame on the Tories Tut tut tut.
signed 2014-12-22 22:36:32 +0000
It is our wonderful NHS don’t lose it please realise that private insurance will never meet your needs and will never be enough!!!
signed 2014-12-22 20:13:35 +0000
signed 2014-12-22 19:34:56 +0000
I did 6 years voluntary work from street level to CEO. I also at on 7 borough boards/committees , published reports and more ( can send you full list ) but left all of them when I saw what a mess was being made, incompetence and self gain at the expense of patients and front line workers.

Their are too many “decision makers” who

practice textbook knowledge with no understanding of patients.
signed 2014-12-22 18:34:52 +0000
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signed 2014-12-22 09:23:39 +0000
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signed 2014-12-21 23:27:47 +0000
signed 2014-12-21 20:32:29 +0000
I strongly support the Bill.
signed 2014-12-21 19:43:20 +0000
As a senior citizen I am extremely concerned about the privatisation of the NHS. I want a nonprofit making national health service paid for through taxation.
signed 2014-12-21 19:22:42 +0000
A big thank you for the work you are doing to save the NHS.
signed 2014-12-21 18:15:08 +0000
signed 2014-12-21 17:34:33 +0000
If the conservatives get back in 2015 we will have no N H S god help us .
signed 2014-12-21 17:04:48 +0000

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