Whittington campaign in the Gazette

The Islington Gazette has printed my piece on the Whittington march:

Hospital march was a truly moving experience

THE Whittington march was something special. To march alongside so many people from across north London, united in defending our local hospital, was truly moving.

Congratulations to Islington Council, the cross-party Defend The Whittington campaign, and everyone who helped make the march happen. The passion and anger of ordinary people made it huge.

It’s absolutely clear that lslington people value The Whittington and don’t want our A&E and maternity services to close. It’s much less clear who will take the decision on The Whittington’s future.

It’s absurd that while, locally, Labour MPs pledge their support, nationally their Government does nothing to intervene. We need to change the system to give us a locally accountable NHS that will improve our health services, not undermine them.

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