Lib Dem members are today being invited to sign a petition to the Party leaders.
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.
Please add your support and pass the weblink to as many Liberal Democrats as possible.
Charles West, Graham Winyard, Martin Tod, Prateek Buch, Robert Hutchison, Spencer Hagard, Sandra Gidley