This Monday 19 March at 8pm, there will be holding a series of coordinated NHS Vigils, across the UK to draw attention to the importance of halting the Tory NHS Bill. Everyone interested in peacefully registering their opposition to the NHS Bill is welcome to attend (DETAILS BELOW).
The purpose of the meetings is to demonstrate to the House of Lords peers, the night before their crucial vote on the NHS, that people do not want this bill to become law. Only 14% of UK voters in the last YouGov poll actually wanted the NHS Bill to succeed. Two thirds of NHS workers also think the Bill will make things worse. We hope that peers look favourably upon the peaceful nature of the gatherings and give Lord Owen’s amendment, to halt the NHS Bill until the NHS Risk Register is published, the support it deserves.
Email if you’d like to attend. Please click the location of the demo you are interested for more details. Click tweet details of your local vigil to tweet your followers with details of your event.
London: St Thomas’s Hospital (contact @flutterbug20011) tweet details
Cornwall: Treliske tweet details
Durham: Market Place (contact @Val_Hudson) tweet details
Birmingham: Children’s Hospital & more here (contact @illdoitanyway) tweet details
Sheffield Hallam: (Nick Clegg’s Office) tweet details
Merseyside: The Royal (contact @DebraPower or @NHS_vigil_Lpool) tweet details
Newcastle: Grey’s Monument (contact @CarlKennedy77) tweet details
Belfast: The Royal Victoria Hospital (contact @LeftieHistorian) tweet details
Bath: The Pump Room tweet details
Nottingham: Market Square (the Lions) tweet details
Plymouth: Derriford Hospital (contact @SuzyFlipp) tweet details
Manchester Royal Infirmary (old entrance) tweet details
Middlesbrough James Cook Hospital (contact @CllrLenJunier) tweet details
Watford (Church Street) (contact @MillyTiz) tweet details
Leeds General Infirmary tweet details
Hull: Queen Victoria Square or the local CLP page (contact @DermotR1968) tweet details
York: Main Library, Museum Street (contact @MagsNews) tweet details
Oxford: Martyrs’ Memorial (contact @StuartGWhite) tweet details
Bristol: College Green tweet details
Southampton Guildhall Square (contact @LaurEvans311) tweet details
Brighton: Sussex County Hospital at 8pm (contact @JaneWuster) tweet details
Worcester Royal Hospital at 8pm (contact @HummingBird1969) tweet details
Cardiff: at the Aneurin Bevan Statue on Queen Street at 8pm tweet details
Many thanks to Éoin Clarke of The Green Benches and the team at Labour Left for having put this together.
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