Last Friday in parliament, Labour MPs voted to save the NHS. Tories opposed the Bill to protect our health service, and the Tory MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale didn't even bother to turn up.
MPs were voting on the NHS Bill, proposed by Labour’s Clive Efford MP, which among other measures calls on the government to stop privatisation of the NHS and to restore the legal duty of the Secretary of State for Health to provide National Health Services.
Thanks to the support of Labour MPs, the Bill passed by 241 votes to 18, meaning it now goes to the next stage of parliamentary debate. However, the majority of Tory government MPs were absent for the debate and vote, including Morecambe and Lunesdale’s MP.
In August our MP claimed he was against privatisation of the NHS. On Friday he had a chance to prove that by voting to end privatisation of our health service, but he didn't take that opportunity.
The very fact that he could not even be bothered to attend the debate and vote in parliament on something as important as our NHS speaks volumes. With our local NHS including services at the RLI under threat, Morecambe and Lunesdale needs an MP who will defend the NHS and stand up for patients.
Quite clearly, our current MP is not fit for the job of representing us in parliament. Join my campaign to defend the NHS and protect local services - click HERE today.