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Labour Party Hassocks Rally Wednesday 29th October



Long-serving Labour MP Frank Dobson will address a meeting in Hassocks, mid-Sussex on Wednesday 29 October. The theme of the meeting is “Defend Our NHS! Stop Privatising Services!”
The meeting, to be held in Adastra Hall, Hassocks, BN6 8QH will bring together labour supporters from the South Downs area, Brighton, Crawley and across Sussex.

Frank Dobson MP

Keynote speaker Frank Dobson MP, known for his jovial expression, has a long history of defending the NHS, throughout his career and especially as Minister of Health. He persuaded Tony Blair as PM to invest more in the NHS by saying “If you want a first-class service, you have to pay a first-class fare”. As a result the NHS got 40,000 extra doctors, 90,000 extra nurses, a record number of new hospitals, and massive improvements care.

Purna Sen Labour Brighton Pavilion

The meeting will be chaired by Purna Sen, Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion. Purna’s over-riding concern is that those who are politically or economically marginalised find a respected place in society and can enjoy lives of dignity. Other candidates for Brighton and Mid-Sussex constituencies will also attend.


Another speaker is Laura Moffatt, who was MP in Crawley for 12 years. Laura trained as a registered nurse in the 1970s’s, and worked for many years in the NHS. She was a Labour MP in Crawley for three terms (12 years). Most unusually for an ex-MP she returned to her original career after parliament – she did a ‘return to nursing’ course and is now working again for the NHS in Mid Sussex.

The meeting is arranged in Hassocks as a central location for the South Downs constituency and neighbouring constituencies. It is hosted by Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Labour Party Branch.

Local organiser Steve Lewis said;

We are thrilled to have such high-quality speakers coming to Hassocks. The NHS was created by Labour, and labour supporters need to defend it, because the current government is intent on privatising the NHS until little remains.

All are welcome at the meeting which begins at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th. There will be a raffle and refreshments and the public are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.

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