Constituency Labour Parties vote ‘Yes’ for the NHS Bill

We are really pleased to hear that members of Constituency Labour Parties (also know as CLPs) have put forward motions proposing support for the NHS Bill.

The following CLPs have voted to support the NHS Bill:

  • Eltham (voted in October 2015. Unanimous support, including a vote by Clive Efford MP.)
  • Bristol East (voted in November 2015. Unanimous support.)
  • Bristol West (Voted in December 2015. 1 against and 2 abstentions.)
  • Lewisham Deptford (Voted February 2016. Nobody against and 1 absention.)


We hope there will be many more to follow.

Are you a member of a CLP? Here is the draft motion – provided by Keep Our NHS Public – that you could adapt and use.

2015 MPs – Who supports the NHS Reinstatement Bill?

78 MPs, representing five different political parties, have stated their support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill. They are listed below.

If you think names should be added (or removed) from this list, please email us:

Name Party Constituency
Caroline Lucas Green Brighton, Pavilion
David Anderson Labour Blaydon
Richard Burgon Labour Leeds East
Ronnie Campbell Labour Blyth Valley
Jeremy Corbyn Labour Islington North
Nicholas Dakin Labour Scunthorpe
Peter Dowd Labour Bootle
Roger Godsiff Labour Birmingham, Hall Green
Margaret Greenwood Labour Wirral West
Kelvin Hopkins Labour Luton North
Ian Lavery Labour Wansbeck
Clive Lewis Labour Norwich South
Rob Marris Labour Wolverhampton South West
Rachael Maskell Labour York Central
John McDonnell Labour Hayes and Harlington
Ian Mearns Labour Gateshead
Steve Pound Labour Ealing North
Cat Smith Labour Lancaster and Fleetwood
Keir Starmer Labour Holborn and St Pancras
Catherine West Labour Hornsey and Wood Green
John Pugh Liberal Democrat Southport
Hywel Williams Plaid Cymru Arfon
Richard Arkless Scottish National Party Dumfries and Galloway
Hannah Bardell Scottish National Party Livingston
Mhairi Black Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Ian Blackford Scottish National Party Skye and Lochaber
Kirsty Blackman Scottish National Party Aberdeen North
Phil Boswell Scottish National Party Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Deidre Brock Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith
Alan Brown Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lisa Cameron Scottish National Party East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife
Joanna Cherry Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West
Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party Inverclyde
Angela Crawley Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East
Martyn Day Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Martin Docherty Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire
Stuart Donaldson Scottish National Party West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Marion Fellows Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw
Margaret Ferrier Scottish National Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Stephen Gethins Scottish National Party North East Fife
Patricia Gibson Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran
Patrick Grady Scottish National Party Glasgow North
Peter Grant Scottish National Party Glenrothes
Neil Gray Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts
Drew Hendry Scottish National Party Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Stewart Hosie Scottish National Party Dundee East
George Kerevan Scottish National Party East Lothian
Calum Kerr Scottish National Party Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Chris Law Scottish National Party Dundee West
Angus MacNeil Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Callum McCaig Scottish National Party Aberdeen South
Stuart McDonald Scottish National Party Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Stewart McDonald Scottish National Party Glasgow South
Natalie McGarry Scottish National Party Glasgow East
Anne McLaughlin Scottish National Party Glasgow North East
John McNally Scottish National Party Falkirk
Paul Monaghan Scottish National Party Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Carol Monaghan Scottish National Party Glasgow North West
Roger Mullin Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Gavin Newlands Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North
John Nicolson Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire
Brendan O’Hara Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute
Kirsten Oswald Scottish National Party East Renfrewshire
Steven Paterson Scottish National Party Stirling
Angus Robertson Scottish National Party Moray
Alex Salmond Scottish National Party Gordon
Tasmina Sheikh Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire
Tommy Sheppard Scottish National Party Edinburgh East
Chris Stephens Scottish National Party Glasgow South West
Alison Thewliss Scottish National Party Glasgow Central
Owen Thompson Scottish National Party Midlothian
Michael Weir Scottish National Party Angus
Corri Wilson Scottish National Party Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Eilidh Whiteford Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan
Philippa Whitford Scottish National Party Ayrshire
Pete Wishart Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire
Michelle Thomson Independent (resigned SNP whip in Sept 2015) Edinburgh West

National Treasures support the National Health Service

2 May 2015 – Joan Bakewell, Melvin Bragg, Alan Bennett, Ken Loach, Sienna Miller, Michael Morpurgo, Peter Pinkney, Jonathan Pryce, Steve Redgrave and over 70 more individuals have signed a letter published in the Guardian calling for a bill to reinstate the NHS.

Guardian Letters 2 May 2015


There is also an open letter on the 999 Call for the NHS website – signed by over 1000 individuals many of whom are NHS workers. You can add your name too.

Have you written to your electoral candidates asking for them to support a bill to reinstate the NHS? A suggested email is online, but please personalise it.

Over 200 Green Party candidates say they support the NHS Reinstatement Bill

200 Greens

Over 200 Green Party candidates have now stated their personal support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill. The full list of names and constituencies is below (ordered by surname). Is your candidate there?

Many of the candidates have also provided personal statements of their support.

Who are we?

We are a non-partisan campaign calling for candidates of all political parties to back the inclusion of an NHS Reinstatement Bill in the Queen’s Speech after the election.

So far we have had the backing of the Green Party, the SNP and the National Health Action Party. Dozens of Labour party candidates have also stated their support, as have some Liberal Democrats. The full list of supportive candidates is growing all the time.

Your candidates

Do you know what your local candidates think about the NHS Reinstatement Bill? You can check to see whether we have seen a response from your area.

The list of candidates so far

James Abbott Witham
David Akan Hammersmith
Abbey Akinoshun Greenwich and Woolwich
Claire Allen Pudsey
Shahrar Ali Brent Central
Tim Andrewes St Ives
Chas Ball Colne Valley
Lucy Bannister Manchester, Withington
Geoff Barnes Gainsborough
Charles Barraball Wimbledon
Scott Bartle Brent North
Jonathan Bartley Streatham
Pippa Bartolotti Newport West
Martin Bartos Glasgow North
Ian Baxter Midlothian
Katy Beddoe Caerphilly
Natalie Bennett Holborn and St Pancras
Darren Bisby-Boyd Peterborough
Kate Bisson Leeds East
Katharina Boettge Nottingham North
Alan Borgars Hemel Hempstead
Martin Brampton Middlesborough South and East Cleveland
Dave Brooks Elmet and Rothwell
Andrew Brown Skipton and Ripon
Ros Brown Keighley
Frances Bryant Preseli Pembrokeshire
Janet Burnet South Dorset
Lewis Campbell Dunfermline and West Fife
Chris Carmichael Brecon and Radnorshire
Emma Carter Leeds North East
Tom Chance Lewisham West and Penge
Phil Chandler Morecambe and Lunesdale
Mike Cherrington Darlington
Maureen Childs Poplar and Limehouse
Tony Clarke Northampton North
Chris Coates Lancaster and Fleetwood
Geraldine Coggins Stretford and Urmston
Rachel Collinson West Ham
Gill Coombs Totnes
Andrew Cooper Huddersfield
Chris Copeman Weaver Vale
Martin Corney South East Cornwall
Jon Cousins Wells
Alison Craig Salisbury
Peter Cranie Liverpool, Wavertree
Jillian Creasy Sheffield Central
Simon Ashley Cross Rochford and Southend East
Adrian Cruden Dewsbury and Mirfield
Helen Davison Carlisle
Tim Dawes Havant
Bob Dennett Fylde
David Derbyshire North Somerset
Martin Dobson Liverpool, Riverside
Nicola Dodgson East Surrey
James Doyle East Worthing and Shoreham
Vicky Duckworth Dudley South
Ann Duncan Oxford East
Vicky Dunn Great Grimsby
Andrew Durling Eastbourne and Willingdon
Tony Dyer Bristol South
Cath Edwards The Wrekin
Paul Edwards Tiverton and Honiton
Graham Elliott Waveney
Jonathan Elmer Durham City
Jonathan Essex Reigate
Charlotte Farrell High Peak
Jacquetta Fewster Mole Valley
Heather Finley Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Paul Field Newbury
Tony Firkins Feltham and Heston
David Flint Enfield North
Derek Florey Bracknell
Shirley Ford South Shields
Marc Fothergill Dwyfor-Meirionydd
Neil Franks Mid Worcestershire
Andree Frieze Richmond Park
Paul Frost Mansfield
Jon Fuller Southend West
Geoff Garbett Cambourne, Redruth and Hayle
Peter Garbutt Sheffield Hallam
Stella Gardiner Bexleyheath and Crayford
Helen Geake Bury St Edmunds
Charlotte George Hackney South and Shoreditch
Dominic Giles Stratford-upon-Avon
Christine Gilligan Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
Daniel Goldsmith Brentford and Isleworth
Tim Goodall Leeds North West
Hannah Graham Middlesbrough
Andrew Gray Newcastle upon Tyne East
Darrin Green Horsham
Tim Greene Haltemprice and Howden
Miles Grindey Fareham
Ashley Gunstock Leyton and Wanstead
Darren Hall Bristol West
Iain Hamilton Thornberry and Yate
Matthew Handley Coventry North East
Gulnar Hasnain Vauxhall
Julie Hawkins Northampton South
Michael Hayton Leeds Central
Poppy Hebden-Leeder Swindon North
Martin Hemingway Morley and Outwood
Ralph Hierons Erewash
Mark Hollinrake Rochdale
Adrian Holmes Norwich North
Nicola Holmes Tamworth
Michael Holt Hartlepool
Jonathan Hornett Corby and East Northamptonshire
Richard Howarth Beverley and Holderness
Guy Hudson Crawley
Alasdair Ibbotson Alyn and Deeside
Jonathan Ingleby Gloucester
Paul Jeater Braintree
Stuart Jeffrey Canterbury
Andrew Johnston Hampshire North East
Davy Jones Brighton Kemptown
Shasha Khan Croydon North
Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn South Swindon
Charlie Kiss Islington South and Finsbury
Ricky Knight North Devon
Keith Kondakor Nuneaton
Nicholas Koopman Denton & Reddish
Diana Korchien Meon Valley
Richard Lawson Weston-super-Mare
William Lavin Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Graham Lee Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Mark Lindop Gravesham
Robert Lindsay South Suffolk
Jacqui Lovell Stockton South
Vix Lowthion Isle of Wight
Chris Loynes Westmorland and Lonsdale
Caroline Lucas Brighton, Pavilion
Sarah Lunnon Stroud
Stuart Macdonald Witney
Rustam Majainah Runnymede and Weybridge
Richard Mallender Rushcliffe
David Malone Scarborough and Whitby Green
Mark Maloney East Yorkshire
Jennifer Marklew Milton Keynes North
Anna Masters Birmingham, Northfield
Sally May New Forest East
Ian McCulloch Portsmouth South
Susan McGrath Epsom and Ewell
Adam McGregor Nottingham South
Paul McNally Blaydon
Natalie McVey Wyre Forest
Ian Middleton Banbury
Diana Moore Exeter
Derek Moran Old Bexley and Sidcup
Jennifer Nadel Westminster North
Chris Nash Birmingham Hodge Hill
Chris Newsam Thirsk and Malton
Jim Norris Gedling
Shan Oakes Harrogate and Knaresborough
Esther Obiri-Darko Tooting
Margaret Okole Birmingham Ladywood
Michelle Palmer Ellesmere Port and Neston
Samantha Pancheri Milton Keynes South
James Parker Eltham
Hannah Patton Maidstone and the Weald
Will Patterson Wigan
Jill Perry Workington
Gordon Peters Hornsey and Wood Green
Niall Pettitt West Suffolk
Janet Phillips Ludlow
Peter Pinkney Redcar and Cleveland
Joan Plimmer Macclesfield
Andrew Pointon Leeds West
Alistair Polson Bethnal Green and Bow
Chris Poole Putney
A.M. Poppy Chipping Barnet
Kate Prendergast Wantage
David Ratcliff Sutton Coldfield
Rupert Read Cambridge
Jasper Richmond Chichester
Rachael Roberts Berwick-upon-Tweed
Nick Robertson-Brown Altrincham and Sale West
Jean Robertson-Molloy Enfield Southgate
Andy Robinson Bradford South
Greg Robinson Sedgefield
Martin Robson Woking
Robina Rose Kensington
Julian Roskams West Worcestershire
Jenny Ross Stalybridge & Hyde
Mandy Rossi Ashford
Leslie Rowe Richmond (Yorks)
Catherine Rowett South Norfolk
Guy Rubin Chelsea and Fulham
Caroline Russell Islington North
Simon Saggers South Cambridgeshire
Ben Samuel Hendon
Larry Sanders Oxford West and Abingdon
Gary Scott Halifax
Dee Searle Tottenham
Clive Semmens South East Cambridgeshire
Ginnie Shaw York Outer
Jenny Shepherd Calder Valley
Mark Shilcock North West Durham
Michael Short Barnsley Central
Cathrine Simmons Torridge and West Devon
Theo Simon Somerton and Frome
Phil Simpson Birmingham Edgbaston
Matt Sisson Loughborough
Steve Slade St Austell and Newquay
Hugh Small Cities of London and Westminster
Mark Smith Wealden
Rachel Smith-Lyte Suffolk Coastal
Chris Southhall Clacton on Sea
John Southworth Bury North
Dave Stevens Bradford East
Mark Stevenson Henley
Esther Sutton Croydon Central
Lisa Tallis Bootle
Rebecca Thackray Wakefield
Clare Thomas Birmingham Selly Oak
Carol Thornton Cleethorpes
Isabel Thurston Arundel and South Downs
Diana Toynbee Hereford and South Herefordshire
Dominic Tristram Bath
Rebecca Tully Chingford and Woodford Green>
Jonathan Tyler York Central
Peter Underwood Croydon South
Tim Valentine Faversham and Mid Kent
Adam van Coevorden Cheltenham
Emma van Dyke Salford and Eccles
William Ward Garston and Halewood
Diana Warner Filton and Bradley Stoke
Kevin Warnes Shipley
Steve Whiffen Daventry
Graham White Stevenage
Rob White Reading East
Andy Williamson Central Devon
Lee Williscroft-Ferris Hexham
Richard Wise Hitchen and Harpenden
Antonia Zenkevitch Nottingham East


SNP MPs to vote to restore England’s NHS

17th April 2015 – SNP issued a press release demonstrating their support for a Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill.

The full text of the press release is copied below.

Do you know what the position of your candidates on the NHS Reinstatement Bill?

Responses so far – find out what your candidates think about the Bill

Take Action – Ask your parliamentary candidates to support the Bill

FM – SNP MPs to vote to restore England’s NHS


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today reaffirming the SNP’s commitment to voting to restore the NHS in England – on the day that prominent health expert Allyson Pollock backed the SNP’s position.

Campaigning in Central Ayrshire with SNP candidate Philippa Whitford – an NHS consultant breast surgeon – the First Minister will set out how SNP MPs will back a Bill to restore the NHS – ensuring the health service south of the border remains in public hands and protecting Scotland’s health budget in the process.

Backing the SNP’s position, Allyson Pollock – Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at Queen Mary University of London said:

“The NHS in England has been effectively abolished by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and health services are being broken up and put out to tender in the open market. NHS money is now flowing through commercial contracting bodies, known as Clinical Commissioning Groups, to commercial for profit providers which can pick and choose the services and patients they want to treat. Those NHS hospitals which are foundation trusts have been established as 51% public which means that increasingly half the beds, staff and services can be diverted to private patients i.e. those that can afford to pay. As the NHS withers away and hospitals and beds close people will find it increasingly difficult to get care, patients are already being turned away from some hospitals and services.

“With cross party support, the SNP has backed a Bill to reinstate the NHS south of the border – and this is a hugely significant step demonstrating the impact SNP MPs could have in the next Parliament. Without taking such action, the NHS in England will cease to exist – with catastrophic consequences for people in England and serious implications for the people of Scotland and its NHS. It is important that people consider this before casting their vote in the General Election. The NHS is such a vital service and we need to do everything in our power to reinstate and restore it in England while we still can.”

Welcoming the endorsement, Ms Sturgeon said:

“The NHS is our most precious national resource – yet the current Westminster agenda of austerity, privatisation and patient charging in the NHS is threatening the very foundations of the health service south of the border and is putting funding for the NHS in Scotland at risk.

“That’s why the SNP has been clear that our MPs will vote for a Bill to restore England’s NHS to its founding principles, ensuring it remains the accountable public service it was always meant to be – and protecting Scotland’s health budget in the process. And I’m delighted that our position has been endorsed by someone of the standing of Professor Allyson Pollock today.

“Restoring the NHS in England is just one example of the way SNP MPs can be a strong voice at Westminster for progressive politics which will benefit people in the rest of the UK as much as people in Scotland – compared to a Westminster establishment which has its priorities all wrong.

“A publicly owned, properly funded health service is the hallmark of a decent society – and I will be immensely proud for the SNP to take action in the next Parliament to put an end to Westminster’s privatisation and cuts agenda ensure people across these islands have the top quality healthcare they deserve.”

SNP candidate for Central Ayrshire and NHS consultant breast surgeon Philippa Whitford said:

“As an NHS professional, I know that Professor Pollock is held in the highest esteem by people across the health service – and I am absolutely delighted that she has endorsed the SNP’s plan to restore England’s NHS today.

“Westminster’s cuts and privatisation agenda south of the border is having a devastating impact on England’s NHS – and threatening Scotland’s health budget – and has to be stopped. A strong team of SNP MPs elected next month will stand up for the founding principles of our health service – voting to restore England’s NHS and further protecting and improving Scotland’s NHS budget.”


Kelvin Hopkins MP backs the NHS Reinstatement Bill

Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North) co-sponsored the NHS Bill – based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill – when it was tabled in parliament on 11 March 2015.

“The NHS must be restored and remain as a free public service provided for all free at the point of need by directly employed public servants and democratically accountable to us all. 

Any privatisations must be reversed and funding as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product should be increased by at least 2% in seeking to match levels of funding typically found elsewhere in Western Europe”

Kelvin Hopkins, March 2015

The Campaign for an NHS Reinstatement Bill is backed by many other Labour MPs and candidates, you can see the full list here.

You can support the campaign by asking your MP and prospective parliamentary candidates whether they would back an NHS Reinstatement Bill to be in the next Queen’s Speech.

Take action here.

Plaid Cymru MP and candidate support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill

PLEASE NOTE: This page was written prior to the General Election in May 2015. The information below is provided for historical interest only, and refers to individuals that were MPs and candidates prior to the General Election.


Thousands of people have been contacting their MPs and parliamentary candidates asking them to support the campaign for the proposed NHS Reinstatement Bill.

On 11th March 2015, Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru, Arfon) supported the presentation of the National Health Service Bill – the NHS Bill – when it was tabled in the House of Commons. The NHS Bill was based on the second version of the NHS Reinstatement Bill.


Hywel Williams MP
Plaid Cymru, Arfon
Brecon & Radnorshire
“The Health Service is one of our nation’s proudest and most precious creations. However, there is no hiding from the fact that this crucial public service is facing a hit from the Coalition’s destructive agenda of cuts and privatisation. Profit has no part to play in public health.”



We also have the support of a Plaid Cymru candidate:


Freddy Greaves
Plaid Cymru, parliamentary candidate,
Brecon & Radnorshire
“I am completely opposed to the privatisation of our vital public services. Not only is the continuing privatisation and dismantling of the NHS in England a threat to NHS Wales because of linked funding but also many people from Brecon & Radnorshire rely on cross-border health care at Hereford County Hospital, which has been suffering under a crippling PFI contract.
Rural services will never be adequately funded when profit is the primary motive of operation and as such I am fully committed to the campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015.”


Have you contacted your parliamentary candidates yet?

You can email, tweet or write – it only takes a minute – take action here.

Please let us know their replies, you can email us at:

Katy Clark MP supports the NHS Reinstatement Bill

Labour MP Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran) co-sponsored the NHS Bill – based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill – when it was tabled in parliament on 11 March 2015.

“”It is vital we protect our public services from privatisation. I support the NHS Bill as a way of strengthening our National Health service and ensuring that patient need comes before private profit.”

Katy Clark, March 2015

The Campaign for an NHS Reinstatement Bill is backed by many other Labour MPs and candidates, you can see the full list here.

You can support the campaign by asking your MP and prospective parliamentary candidates whether they would back an NHS Reinstatement Bill to be in the next Queen’s Speech.

Take action here.

Chris Williamson MP supports the NHS Reinstatement Bill

Labour MP Chris Williamson (Derby North) co-sponsored the NHS Bill – based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill – when it was tabled in parliament on 11 March 2015.

“The NHS is one of the Labour Party’s proudest and most enduring achievements.

“We must do everything in our power to sustain, nurture and protect it from the avaricious privateers who want to use it as a cash cow to generate dividends for shareholders.

“That’s why I am proud to lend my support to the NHS Reinstatement Bill.”

Chris Williamson, March 2015

The Campaign for an NHS Reinstatement Bill is backed by many other Labour MPs and candidates, you can see the full list here.

You can support the campaign by asking your MP and prospective parliamentary candidates whether they would back an NHS Reinstatement Bill to be in the next Queen’s Speech.

Take action here.

Jeremy Corbyn MP supports the NHS Reinstatement Bill

Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North) co-sponsored the NHS Bill – based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill – when it was tabled in parliament on 11 March 2015.

“It’s our NHS.  Let’s not just protect it from being further destroyed but let’s take it back and ensure it’s completely publicly run and publicly accountable.  Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege.”

Jeremy Corbyn, March 2015

The Campaign for an NHS Reinstatement Bill is backed by many other Labour MPs and candidates, you can see the full list here.

You can support the campaign by asking your MP and prospective parliamentary candidates whether they would back an NHS Reinstatement Bill to be in the next Queen’s Speech.

Take action here.