Notts County Council votes to support the People's March for the NHS!

On Thursday Notts County Council became the first in the country to vote to support the People's March for the NHS. you can read the text of the motion below. A similar motion will go to the City Council this month. 

“On 16th September 2014, a group of mothers is setting off on a march from Jarrow to London to demand that the NHS remains in public hands and is run for the people – not for profit.  On 27th and 28th August 2014, the People’s March for the NHS will be passing through towns in Nottinghamshire including Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield and Hucknall.

The marchers hope to highlight the privatisation of the NHS which has seen profitable parts of the NHS transferred into private hands whilst leaving the public purse to carry the cost of expensive and complex operations.

This Council:-

a)    recognises the threat to our NHS from legislation including the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; both of which put profits before people;
b)    values the principle of our NHS to provide free, universal healthcare for all;
c)    supports the People’s March for the NHS along with its aims and intentions.”

Councillor Alice Grice                   Councillor Joyce Bosnjak

Shamefully Liberal Democrat and Tory councillors in a recorded vote opposed the motion. If you're in a ward with a councillor who voted no why not write to them expressing your anger at their actions.

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