I have spoken at two election events on the NHS this week, reflecting just what a huge issue the NHS is in this election.
On Tuesday, I represented the Green Party at a Sussex/Surrey Question Time debate on BBC Radio Sussex, debating Conservatives, UKIP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the National Health Action Party (with whom I had very broad agreement). You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n7lmm
On Thursday evening, I spoke at an excellent Sussex Defend the NHS election hustings debating the Liberal Democrats and Labour. Simon Kirby, Conservative MP, declined to attend, which didn’t go down well (especially as the Conservative candidates had attended the equivalent debates in the other two city hustings on the issue.
If you want to listen to the debate, it is on Radio Free Brighton here: http://radiofreebrighton.org.uk/blog/2015/03/24/peoples-debate-on-the-nhs/
My main purpose in both debates was to highlight the creeping privatisation of the NHS under successive governments – Tory, Labour & Coalition – and that the NHS is not safe in their hands.