We need a debate over future of NHS

Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

David Cameron’s Conservative-led, coalition Government is cutting back, carving up and selling off our National Health Service.

Here are a few of the things your Conservative MPs votes have supported since 2010: every local NHS service being open to private company takeover; thousands of Pendle patients waiting over a week for a GP appointment; and Conservative Party donors being handed £1.5b. in NHS contracts.

Labour Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election, Azhar Ali, challenged Pendle’s sitting Tory MP Andrew Stephenson to a local public debate on the NHS but Andrew has not responded yet.

The question is, why not?

We need a proper debate about what is happening to the NHS, why it is going wrong and what must be done to put it right.

David Cameron knows his costly, top-down reorganisation is to blame and he must face up to the problems or make way for a Government that will.

Only with Labour will the NHS be better off.

Labour will repeal David Cameron’s NHS changes that put private profit before patient care.

Ian Graham