North Norfolk Labour Party today has launched a new website calling for North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb to rethink his stance on the controversial Health Bill – which could become law in just ten days time.
The concept of www.dropthenhsbill.co.uk is simple, allowing local people to send an email direct to Norman Lamb asking for him to support dropping the bill.
The website also contains information regarding a rally planned for Saturday at 2pm in North Walsham, which will bring together a wide range of opponents to the bill. They include concerned local people and local doctors and health care professionals too, as well as unions and Labour party members.
Over the last weekend more than 25,000 people have tweeted Lib Dem MPs, including Norman Lamb, urging them to reconsider their stance of support for the bill. This adds to the 170,000 who have signed a national ePetition calling for the bill to be dropped.
Norman Lamb initially spoke out about the NHS bill last May telling the BBC: “The row over tuition fees will be nothing compared to this one if we get it wrong. The public won’t forgive us if we get it wrong.” He has, however, continued to vote for the bill claiming his concerns were no longer relevant – despite widespread opposition from health care professionals and now his own party activists.
Additional information about Saturday’s ‘Drop the Bill’ rally in North Walsham market place will be made available shortly.