If you are a Liberal Democrat Conference representative, please sign our emergency motion against the NHS Bill.
Winchester Liberal Democrats remain extremely concerned about Andrew Lansley’s NHS bill and know that many Liberal Democrats across the country think and feel the same way. We have launched the following national petition to enable Liberal Democrats around the country to show their opposition to Andrew Lansley’s Bill and, we hope, ensure that it is withdrawn:
We the undersigned Liberal Democrats call on the leadership of the party to withdraw their support for Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill.
The Bill remains a threat to the fundamental principles of the NHS, and is widely criticised as creating “disruption and distraction” that hinders reforming services and releasing savings. Many authoritative independent commentators are now calling for its withdrawal, while the Government has totally failed to convince either the public or NHS staff that the Bill will improve the NHS.
Such a top-down imposed re-organisation was specifically ruled out in the coalition agreement and we call on our Parliamentarians to listen to the clear voice of party, public and NHS opinion and withdraw their support for the Bill.
If you are not a Liberal Democrat member, but would also like to see the bill withdrawn, please back the online petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.