Hundreds of concerned citizens from the Colne and Holme valleys and across Huddersfield travelled down to London today to take part in the huge demonstration in support of a fully funded NHS. The crowd, estimated at 250,000 by organisers (although no doubt police estimates will be much lower), marched the 2 miles from Tavistock Square to Parliament Square in a good natured display of the huge level of concern that exists right across the country about the way that the Conservative Government is mis-handling the National Health Service.
Members and supporters of Colne Valley Labour Party, trade unionists, health service workers and ordinary local people took part, with coaches leaving Huddersfield at 6.30am, and together they represented many thousands of us who were unable to participate in person.
What is clear is that the only way to secure our NHS for our children is to defeat this Conservative Government, and the only way to do that is by returning a Labour Government to power at the next general election in 2020.
There's a lot of work to do if we are to achieve that goal and bring sanity back to our public services:
- Sign up as a supporter on this website
- Join the Labour Party and get actively involved
- Make a donation to help fund the crucial work we need to do locally to get a Labour MP elected in the Colne Valley.
Please don't stand by silently and let the Tories continue to tear our NHS apart. Take action today and join the fight for our future!