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Labour Brings 'Save Our NHS' Message to Sussex




Long-serving Labour MP Frank Dobson will address a meeting in Hassocks, mid-Sussex on Wednesday 29 October. The theme of the meeting is “Defend Our NHS! Stop Privatising Services!” He will be joined by Laura Moffatt, a working nurse  and ex-MP for Crawley.


The meeting, to be held in Adastra Hall, Hassocks, BN6 8QH will bring together Labour supporters from the South Downs area, Brighton, Crawley and across Sussex.


Keynote speaker Frank Dobson MP, known for his jovial expression, has had a long history of defending the NHS, throughout his career and especially as Minister of Health. He persuaded Tony Blair as PM to invest more in the NHS by saying  "If you want a first-class service, you have to pay a first-class fare". As a result the NHS got 40,000 extra doctors, 90,000 extra nurses, a record number of new hospitals, and  massive improvements  care.  


Laura Moffatt is the other high-level speaker. She was MP for Crawley for 12 years. Laura trained as  a registered nurse in the 1970s’s, and worked for many years in the NHS. Most unusually for an ex-MP she returned to her original career after parliament – she did  a ‘return to nursing’ course and is now working again for the NHS in Mid Sussex.


'Having spent 13 years in Parliament supporting the Labour Government to rebuild our NHS, I have returned to Nursing Practice and can now see first hand the destruction and waste of the Tories reorganization.  Every day I see that this top-down ‘reform’  benefits few apart from the private health industry' says Ms Moffatt.


The meeting will be chaired by Purna Sen, Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion. In the room will be Greg Mountain, Perspective Parliamentary Candidate (PCC) for Mid-Sussex constituency, as well as PCCs from other local constituencies.


The meeting hosted by Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Labour Party is taking place in Hassocks, a central location for the Arundel & South Downs Constituency, as well as neighbouring constituencies. Local organiser Steve Lewis said “We are thrilled to have such high-quality speakers coming to Hassocks. The NHS was created by Labour, and Labour supporters need to defend it, because the current government is privatising so much that little of  the NHS remains.”


All are welcome at the meeting which begins at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th. There will be a raffle and refreshments and the public are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.



Steve Lewis – 01273 845 989 (H) 0790 446 9828 (mob)    0207 499 8238, or email:    owstonlewis@care4free.net


Or John Kelly – 01273 844 966, or email:     j.kellyhome@tiscali.co.uk



Hassocks & Hurstpierpoint Branch Labour Party

Twitter : @LabourHassocks   

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Arundel & South Downs Constituency Labour Party 

Website: www.southdownslabour.com

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