Alex Sobel and Neil Walshaw, plus members of Leeds NW Labour, today welcomed the People’s March for the NHS to Leeds.

Leeds North West Constituency

Today was the day! The People’s March for the NHS reached Leeds.

The March started on 16 August – from the NE. It’s en route for Westminster, where marchers aim to present a petition to MPs on 6 September. It’s a deliberate recreation of the historic Jarrow March of the unemployed in 1936. As that march did for unemployment, this one aims to alert the whole country to the crisis in the NHS, and to the threats to it.
The marchers are walking under the banner of ‘Keep our NHS Public’, calling on the Government to act now to preserve the traditional values of the NHS. Today’s leg started from Harrogate – and ended in a rally in Leeds City Centre. Tomorrow it will set out south through the city on its way to Wakefield and beyond.

Alex Sobel – Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Leeds North West, joined the march…

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