Protest against NHS privatisation to take place in Scarborough today

A protest against the privatisation of the NHS is being held in Scarborough this morning.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 8:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 8:37 am
Scarborough Hospital.

Members of the public will be holding a demonstration near the traffic lights at Scalby Road until 10am.

Representatives from three unions – UNITE, UNISON and RCN are thought to be in attendance together with Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby, Hugo Fearnley.

The theme of the protest is 'HANDS OFF THE NHS'.

Mr Fearnley said: "A major concern for people at this general election is the future of the NHS. Scarborough Hospital ‘requires improvement’ according to the CQC. We must return a government that backs our health service. We have seen years of Tory underfunding and increased marketisation and Labour is saying enough is enough – no more privatisation and no sweetheart deal with Donald Trump and US big pharma."