People from Southport will deliver a ‘Save Our NHS’ petition signed by local people to their MP candidates this Saturday 25th April.

The petition will be handed over at 3pm at MakeItWorkshop by members of independent campaign group 38 Degrees Southport.

It calls on the MP candidate to do everything they can to protect the NHS from funding squeezes, privatisation, and the TTIP trade deal if they’re elected.

The campaigners will also be challenging their MP candidates to answer questions on exactly how they will protect the NHS if they’re elected on May 7.

Paul Bradshaw, a 38 Degrees member from Southport who’s helping to organise the event said:

“Our NHS has always been there for me and my family when we’ve needed it. The thought of my family being cared for by profit-making companies really scares me. That’s why I’m taking the message to protect our NHS from privatization and funding freezes straight to every MP candidate standing in Southport. We invite anyone in Southport who cares about having a public NHS that’s there for all of us when we need it, to come and join us at Cambridge Walks at 3pm”.

David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees said: “We’re sending a clear message to our local MP candidates: you’re being watched by hundreds of us, and we all want you to protect the NHS.

“Politicians can’t sit on the fence about the NHS. If they want our votes, they need to promise to keep the NHS safe from private companies and funding freezes. We won’t stand for another five years of the NHS being broken up or squeezed to breaking point.

“Saturday’s petition delivery event is all about the people of Southport telling our next MPs exactly what we want for our NHS.”


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