Don't let the corporate vampires sink their teeth further into our NHS this Halloween!
Can you gather your friends, family and neighbours for a powerful action this Halloween? It’s time to get a vampire costume on for an eye catching photo by a local landmark! You can then deliver a letter to your MP’s constituency office on 30th October.
*In light of the death of David Amess MP and concerns around MP security, we encourage you to stage your local action at a local landmark instead of your MP's constituency office. It's still vital that we get through to MPs about the need to protect our NHS from this BIll, so you can then simply deliver your letter without masks or costume to your MP office or post it, to make sure that they receive the information they need to take action.*
This Halloween, YOU can protect our NHS from sinister forces...
All you need to do to take action:
If you have been planning your action over the past weeks, we will have sent a pack of resources to you in the post which should get to you by Saturday.
Grab a T-shirt if you want one from our online store - we've added new designs for the day of action!
Choose a well known local landmark for a great photo with your vampire costume and signs
Visit or post to your MP’s constituency office (often listed on their official website) to deliver your letter (without masks or costumes!)
You could also take a picture of yourself posting the letter through your MP's letterbox or in the postbox.
Share your picture on Twitter by adding your picture to the tweet on this link and sharing. If you don't have a Twitter account - and you don't want to get one - send us your picture!
Please send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name of your constituency and the location of your action. It's really important we get your pictures so that we can send them out to local press and make sure the day of action gets as much coverage as possible!
By delivering a message to your MP on 30th October, you will help create a huge wave of actions across the UK.
Your action will pile the pressure on, get local and national press, and help fight for the universal, fully public NHS we need for the future!
The Corporate Takeover Bill is going through parliament right now, and it threatens to open our NHS up to packs of profit-thirsty vampires. These private companies have been sucking the life out of our NHS since 2010. Now is the time to close the door, to protect our NHS and loved ones, not open it wider!
What’s so scary about this Bill? ‘Integrated Care Systems’ sound harmless, right? Don’t be fooled - this legislation has real fangs.
Our NHS needs life support to recover from the pandemic. Instead, this Bill will reorganise it to drain more resources, power and money away from our health services and into the hands of the likes of billionaire Virgin Care owner, Richard Branson.
Now’s the time to rally together and fight for amendments to this dangerous Bill.
Together we can prevent:
Private companies being allowed sit on local decision making boards with a say in the healthcare you and your family have access to and how NHS money is spent.
The Secretary of Health, Sajid Javid, and these ICS boards being allowed to hand out contracts to private companies without any scrutiny or transparency.
Make sure your MP backs the amendments needed to protect our NHS by delivering this message on the 30th October!
Just print out the letter and banner - then all you need is to choose a local landmark for your optional vampire photo, and then find out where your MP constituency office is to post or hand deliver your letter.
Then make sure to attach any photographs to an email sent to email@example.com with the subject line: ‘Halloween action photos' and your consituency and location of your action included.
Constituencies with actions planned:
*If you see where you live on this list, please do still take your own action- the more letters delivered and local photographs taken for the Press, the bigger the impact. We cannot link you up with existing actions - in response to the recent death of David Amess MP and concerns around MP security, we have decided to encourage groups and individuals to choose a local landmark for the stunt, and deliver the letter afterwards.
Batley and Spen
Birmingham Hall Green
Bridgwater and West Somerset
Bristol North West
Bromley & Chislehurst
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Dulwich and West Norwood
East Worthing and Shoreham
Edinburgh North and Leith
Elmet and Rothwell
Harwich and North Essex
Hastings and Rye
Hornchurch and Upminster
Hornsey and Wood Green
Islington South and Finsbury
Louth & Horncastle
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Milton Keynes South
Mitcham and Morden
North East Bedfordshire
North East Somerset
North West Cambridgeshire
North West Durham
Orkney and Shetland
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Skipton and Ripon
South East Cambridgeshire
Stoke on Trent South
Thirsk and Malton
Truro & Falmouth
Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Washington and Sunderland
West Houghton and Sunderland South
Westmoreland and Lonsdale
MPs who attended Tuesday 26th photoshoot and rally in support of the amendments we need to this Bill:
If you see your MP on the list below, you can still take action by taking a photo at a local landmark where you live. The local press will have been sent your MP's photo from the photoshoot, and if you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo that can be coupled with it. Instead of delivering the letter to your MP, you could deliver a thank you card or invite them to join your action!
Mick Whitley - Birkenhead
Paula Barker - Liverpool Wavertree
Kim Johnson - Liverpool Riverside
Afzal Khan - Manchester Gorton
Claire Hanna - Belfast South
Barry Gardiner - Brent North
Margaret Greenwood - Wirral West
Helen Hayes - Dulwich and West Norwood
Wera Hobhouse - Bath
Ian Byrne - Liverpool West Derby
Andy Slaughter - Hammersmith
Rachael Maskell - York Central
Kate Hollern - Blackburn
Marsha de Cordova - Battersea
Bell Ribeiro-Addy - Streatham
Martyn Day - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Zarah Sultana - Coventry South
Jeff Smith -
Catherine West - Hornsey and Wood Green
Rupa Huq - Ealing Central and Acton
Patrick Grady - Glasgow North
Clive Lewis - Norwich South
Tony Lloyd - Rochdale
Olivia Blake - Sheffield Hallam
John McDonnell - Hayes and Harlington
Apsana Begum - Poplar and Limehouse
Rebecca Long Bailey - Salford and Eccles
Nadia Whittome - Nottingham East
Caroline Lucas - Brighton Pavilion
Debbie Abrahams - Oldham East and Saddleworth
Richard Burgon - Leeds East