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Dursley Labour Party celebrates 70th anniversary of the NHS

Labour Party members will be in Dursley on Friday and Saturday mornings to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Labour Party members will be in Dursley on Friday and Saturday mornings to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

They will be handing out leaflets to shoppers in Parsonage Street and inviting them to sign a birthday card to the NHS, passing on their thanks to the NHS staff who work so hard for us all.

As well as celebrating the anniversary, they will also be campaigning to protect the NHS for future generations.

Branch chair Tim Lezard said: “Eight years of Tory cuts and austerity has had a devastating effect. Hospitals are at full capacity, operations are being cancelled and patients are waiting on trolleys in corridors and in ambulances outside hospitals.

“We stand with the doctors and nurses who want to care for their patients to the best of their ability.

“We stand with all the NHS workers who give everything they can to go above and beyond, yet are met with crippling cuts to their budgets because of cruel Conservative choices.

“We stand with them because, together, we created our NHS, and we will never stop fighting to protect it.”

He said only Labour would invest in our NHS to ensure patients get the world-class quality of care they need and staff are able to deliver the standards that patients expect.