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 2014-12-19 19:57:34 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:55:40 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-19 19:52:05 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-12-19 19:51:31 +0000
As A cancer patient i rely heavily on the NHS without it i would already be dead, it is only because of the skill and dedication of the doctors and the nurse that i am alive and reached remission, don’t let these tories take our jewel away
signed 2014-12-19 19:47:45 +0000
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signed 2014-12-19 19:46:06 +0000
Well done. I am behind this 100%. Good luck!
signed 2014-12-19 19:43:27 +0000
Keep up the good work Clive and I hope we all can get this lot of rich kids playing at politics out of power come next May.
signed 2014-12-19 19:40:48 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:38:56 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:37:15 +0000
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.
signed 2014-12-19 19:29:57 +0000
Does the government tell us the truth??
signed 2014-12-19 19:24:44 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:21:26 +0000
I am happy to sign my support to the Bill and admire Clive Efford as an MP of integrity. However, I do not, nor do I wish to support the Labour Party or E.Milliband Esq., nor to lend my name by default to any other .

I do not wish to signal my unequivocal support to the Labour Party and only sign on the clear understanding that I will NOT be contacted on any further matters.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-19 19:17:23 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-12-19 19:15:56 +0000
The privatisation of the NHS is based upon an outright pre-election lie directly from the mouth of the present PM.
signed 2014-12-19 19:15:12 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:14:13 +0000
The lack of media attention on this is an absolute disgrace. I only know about it due to having a friend who is active in the medical profession.
signed 2014-12-19 19:13:56 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:03:37 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 19:01:00 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 18:56:58 +0000
We must save NHS, its part of us
signed 2014-12-19 18:55:23 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 18:50:02 +0000
signed 2014-12-19 18:47:10 +0000
Clive Efford is an excellent MP who has fought long and hard to protect the NHS from unwarranted erosion by commercial interests. His Bill deserves support from as many people as possible. All power to his elbow!
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 via 2014-12-19 18:42:36 +0000

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