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Cross-party letter warns PM to protect NHS from hard Brexit

Published 05 July 2018

Today, on the 70th anniversary of the NHS, a cross-party letter was sent to the Prime Minister asking for urgent action to protect it from Brexit.

It was signed by nine MPs from six parties, including two GPs, a surgeon and two former Health Ministers.

More United helped make it happen.

Back in March, More United supporters helped secure the very first debate in Parliament on the impact of Brexit on the NHS. Until then, this issue had received hardly any attention in Parliament. Without that debate, this letter would not have been sent. 

Former Labour Health Secretary Ben Bradshaw MP has written to More United's supporters to thank us for our help. 

"Because More United got the ball rolling, I’ve been able to work with like-minded MPs and colleagues from across Parliament, to get this issue the attention it desperately needs. Thank you, and please keep up your support."

Other MPs who signed the letter include Liberal Democrat former Health Secretary Norman Lamb and Dr Sarah Wollaston of the Conservatives. It has also been signed by MPs from the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens.

Photograph of a letter on House of Commons headed paper, addressed to Theresa May. Full letter text printed below the images.Second page of letter to Theresa MayThird page of letter to Theresa May, signed by nine MPs: Ben Bradshaw, Dr Sarah Wollaston, Dr Paul Williams, Tom Brake, Layla Moran, Norman Lamb, Dr Philippa Whitford, Ben Lake, Caroline Lucas