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LEWISHAM SOCIALIST Party councillor Chris Flood is standing for the Greenwich and Lewisham seat in the 1 May London Assembly elections. Chris is a psychiatric nurse who was a shop steward for the NUPE union (now part of UNISON) at Charing Cross hospital when John Major's Tory government threatened to close the hospital.
He was involved in a campaign by the workers and union that threatened to occupy the hospital if necessary to save it. The campaign had a lot of support from NHS workers and the general public and kept the hospital open. It is still open now. "If we show the same determination today, we can stop the 'Picture of Health' cuts and keep our NHS public", Chris said.
In The Socialist 25 March 2008:
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Socialist Party workplace news
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International socialist news and analysis
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