38 Degrees stages day of action for the NHS in Durham and Teesside

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A petition against the privatisation of the NHS won the support of hundreds of North people during a day of action.

Campaigners from 38 Degrees took to the streets at Durham Market Place and on Teesside to drum up support for protecting the NHS after the next election.

They are challenging parliamentary candidates to protect the NHS from privatisation.

A petition which has been signed by around 2,000 people in the area will be handed to Durham City candidates in the coming week.

And campaigners delivered a 700-strong ‘Save our NHS’ petition to Middlesbrough parliamentary candidate Andy McDonald on Saturday.

Members of the independent campaign group 38 Degrees have called on parliamentary candidates, if they are elected, to “do everything they can to protect the NHS,” from what the group describes as “funding squeezes, privatisation, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal”.

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