South Thanet Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt arrives at QEQM to present the 70th Birthday Card.
She said: “We must unite to save our NHS”
Labour’s parliamentary candidate for South Thanet went beach combing for signatures to celebrate 70 years of the NHS on Saturday.
Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt travelled between Labour's NHS stalls in Broadstairs and Ramsgate collecting signatures for a giant NHS birthday card.
Later that day, she presented the card to delighted staff at Margate’s QEQM hospital.
The event was part of the Labour Party’s national celebration of the date 70 years ago when the NHS was first established.
Rebecca said: “I was tremendously moved by the support I found for our NHS along the way. People are devoted to our health service and deeply concerned about its future.”
Rebecca added: “The setting up of the NHS is the Labour Party’s greatest achievement, and so we are of course proud to celebrate its 70th Birthday. But it’s also vitally important for us to express our support for it now, when it’s under threat from an appalling policy of austerity, cuts and privatisation. Here in Thanet, we face threats to stroke services at QEQM and the decimation of our local GP surgeries and dentists. But we will not let these things go without a fight. We must unite to save our NHS.”
For more information, pictures or an interview with Rebecca, please ring Christine Tongue on 07508682817.
South Thanet Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt arrives at QEQM to present the 70th Birthday Card. She said: “We must unite to save our NHS” Labour’s parliamentary candidate for...
Saturday 7th July
Happy 70th Birthday to our NHS
We'll be celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS, the Labour Party's proudest achievement. There'll be stalls in Broadstairs and Ramsgate between 11am and 2pm. Around midday, Labour Party members and our prospective parliamentary candidate, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt will walk along the beach from Broadstairs to Ramsgate, collecting signatures on a giant birthday card to the NHS that we hope to present to hard-working NHS staff at some point.
Come along and join the celebration of the Labour Party's greatest achievement. It would be great to see you at the stalls and/or have your company on the beach walk.
If you have bunting, bring it along; if you bake cakes, make some to give away; if you have friends and family, let them know; if you have social media, share our posts. There is not one of us who have not been touched and helped by the NHS in some way. Celebrate with us and show how much the NHS means to us all.
Saturday 7th July Happy 70th Birthday to our NHS We'll be celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS, the Labour Party's proudest achievement. There'll be stalls in Broadstairs and Ramsgate...
Labour's new prospective parliamentary candidate for South Thanet
All South Thanet Labour Party members were able to take part in a hustings and vote today held at the Baptist Church in Queen's Road in Broadstairs. This provided the hundreds of members present with the opportunity to hear from four candidates and have their questions put to them.
After a long list of 6 candidates eventually became 4, today was the day to finally select the candidate. In any open competition like this, with the privilege and responsibility of becoming the parliamentary candidate and, ultimately, an MP, it is a pleasure to see high quality candidates putting themselves forward and the local party was lucky to have had such an excellent range of candidates from which to select.
The four candidates up for election were:
Using the preferential system of voting, members numbered the candidates with the eventual winner being Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt.
Committed to the Labour leadership, the Party's manifesto and a new, grassroots politics, Rebecca has already gathered together a strong and diverse team ready to work in South Thanet. Listening to the people of South Thanet is a key mission, said Rebecca, and we need to work hard at demonstrating that Labour has the policies, the capabilities and the passion to make a real difference to lives in Thanet.
Rebecca addressing the crowded hall.
South Thanet Labour Party looks forward to working as a team with Rebecca to campaign throughout the area presenting the positive alternative in government that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party offers.
Labour's new prospective parliamentary candidate for South Thanet All South Thanet Labour Party members were able to take part in a hustings and vote today held at the Baptist...
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