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Hunt Runs From Leeds NHS Protest

Friday, March 20, 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Ran Scared From Leeds GMB Protest In Support Of NHS

He got out of his car, walked into the centre, shook a few hands, walked out again, got back into his car and that was it and he can’t have been there more than 30 seconds says GMB.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ran scared from a GMB protest held in support of the NHS yesterday (19th March) in Pudsey after they gave him a noisy reception during a farcical visit to a Leeds health centre. See notes to editors for copy of GMB press release before the protest.

Mr Hunt arrived at Robin Lane Medical Centre in Pudsey to be greeted by demonstrators from local trade union branches including GMB.  

Tim Roache, GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Secretary attended.

Tim Roache said “Mr Hunt refused to answer questions put to him by demonstrators about what the government is doing to the NHS.

It was a total farce. He got out of his car, walked into the centre, shook a few hands, walked out again, got back into his car and that was it.He can’t have been there more than 30 seconds. If it had been a private medical centre he’d have stayed an hour.”


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Contact: Tim Roache on 07961 719545 or Bill Chard on 07958 156838 or GMB press office 0792 1289880.


Notes to editors


GMB press release dated 19th March
GMB TO ATTEND PROTEST AT 2.30PM TODAY (19MARCH) TO COINCIDE WITH VISIT BY JEREMY HUNT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH TO PUDSEY MEDICAL CENTRE


If the Tories are re-elected people would have more chance of winning the lottery than seeing police patrolling their streets or seeing waiting lists in the NHS coming down says GMB


GMB will join with other trade unions at a protest demonstration outside Robin Lane Medical Centre in Pudsey from 2.30pm 19th March to coincide with a visit by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health.


Tim Roache, GMB Regional Secretary, said “Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health has the audacity to turn up after yesterday’s budget in which he offered nothing on the future funding of the NHS.


The result will be more people paying to see their GP, longer waiting lists and more privatisation: in effect, the end of the NHS as we know it.


What the Tories are planning however is the most draconian cuts in services that we rely on for a civilised way of life.


If the Tories are re-elected people would have more chance of winning the lottery than seeing police patrolling their streets or seeing waiting lists in the NHS coming down.”


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