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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP demands security for NHS

19th July 2013
MP demands security for NHS

MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Gordon Henderson, has tabled an EDM (Early Day Motion 438) to the House of Commons to safeguard the NHS.

Mr Henderson is calling for all the political parties represented in the House of Commons to set up a cross party national commission to develop a plan of action that will ensure the long term future of the NHS. In addition to this, such a plan should be followed by whichever political party, or combination of parties, is in power after all subsequent general elections.

Mr Henderson has said:

“I have become increasingly concerned about the way that our NHS has been used as a political football, as was demonstrated by Jeremy Hunt’s statement about the Keogh Review and the Opposition motion and the Government amendment, neither of which I will be supporting.

“The future of health care in our community is too important to be used for party political point scoring.

“I am hoping that enough of my colleagues will agree with me and turn this EDM into a strong message to all our party leaders that we need a collective change of tack.”

The EDM reads:
That this House believes the National Health Service is a great national asset and is very important to the many millions of people who use it annually; further believes the NHS should no longer be used as a political football and calls on all the political parties represented in this House, and the other place, to set up a cross party national commission to develop a plan of action that will ensure the long term future of the NHS; and believes such a plan should be followed by whichever political party, or, combination of parties, is in power after all subsequent general elections.

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