Senior Winchester Lib Dem defects over NHS

Basingstoke Gazette: UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigning in Eastleigh UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigning in Eastleigh

A former Winchester Lib Dem activist and local party chairman has defected to the newly-formed National Health Action Party as the Eastleigh by-election battle heats up.

Dr Graham Winyard, who was also the deputy chief medical officer for England and Wales in the 1990s, accused politicians of all parties of betraying the NHS and said the mid-Staffs scandal was the direct result of meddling and bullying by both Labour and Tory governments.

Dr Winyard, ex-chair of Winchester and Chandlers Ford Liberal Democrats who quit the party last year, is calling on the constituents of neighbouring Eastleigh to vote for the candidate representing the National Health Action Party in the by-election on February 28.

The NHA Party announced their Eastleigh candidate on Friday - local doctor and former Navy medical officer Iain Maclennan. The NHA party was founded in November by a group of healthcare professionals to safeguard and improve the NHS.

Dr Graham Winyard, of Christchurch Road, St Cross, said: "The voters of Eastleigh have a unique chance to demand a return to the original values of the NHS by voting for the National Health Action party."

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8:21pm Tue 12 Feb 13

English Democrat says...

With doctors on £100,000 per annum and the attitude towards doctors who supported the Liverpool Care Pathway and the man in charge of the NHS allegedly being behind 3000 deaths in Staffordshire, you have to wonder why this new political party has only been formed just recently. Surely they should have spoken out before ?
With doctors on £100,000 per annum and the attitude towards doctors who supported the Liverpool Care Pathway and the man in charge of the NHS allegedly being behind 3000 deaths in Staffordshire, you have to wonder why this new political party has only been formed just recently. Surely they should have spoken out before ? English Democrat
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10:21am Fri 15 Feb 13

philgcdr says...

Google title to read more: Daughter of Labour Chairman joins UKIP

"34 year old mother of one, Angharad Yeo, is one of the latest in a growing number of defections to UKIP from the three parties in Westminster. Her mother Harriet Yeo is Chair of Labour NEC.

Angharad Yeo, a long term Labour supporter and campaigner who helped the party in elections since the age of 17, came to the conclusion after the recent Police Commissioner vote that UKIP better represented her views."
Google title to read more: Daughter of Labour Chairman joins UKIP "34 year old mother of one, Angharad Yeo, is one of the latest in a growing number of defections to UKIP from the three parties in Westminster. Her mother Harriet Yeo is Chair of Labour NEC. Angharad Yeo, a long term Labour supporter and campaigner who helped the party in elections since the age of 17, came to the conclusion after the recent Police Commissioner vote that UKIP better represented her views." philgcdr
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11:50am Mon 18 Feb 13

cardinalfang says...

Patients died because of neglect, not outside influence. Until the NHS takes responsibility for its failings nothing will improve.

I was told several years ago never to leave a relative alone in hospital. Make sure they are being cared for and don't assume that nursing staff will notice when something is wrong.

It was good advice back then and even better advice now.
Patients died because of neglect, not outside influence. Until the NHS takes responsibility for its failings nothing will improve. I was told several years ago never to leave a relative alone in hospital. Make sure they are being cared for and don't assume that nursing staff will notice when something is wrong. It was good advice back then and even better advice now. cardinalfang
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