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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 May 2018

Leicestershire NHS campaign launched

Save our NHS, photo Mary Finch

Save our NHS, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

Charles Wheeler, Leicester Socialist Party

The Save Our NHS Leicestershire campaign was launched - in a standing-room-only Leicester Secular Hall - on 28 April with the meeting brimming with energy to fight the Tories' brutal NHS cuts.

The campaign seeks to build on the incredible success of the campaign to stop the closure of Glenfield Children's Heart Unit, which mobilised thousands of people in Leicestershire and beyond, and link up with other health campaigns around the region.

Chaired by Leicester Socialist Party's Steve Score, who also helped lead the Glenfield campaign, the meeting saw speaker Dr Sally Ruane of the Leicester Campaign Against NHS Privatisation dismantle Jeremy Hunt's lies about record NHS funding.

Multiple speakers cited the need for ordinary people to organise and pressure those in power and recalled the Glenfield campaigners' incredible feat of engaging and empowering thousands of members of the public.

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