NHS vote: Which MPs just voted AGAINST protecting the NHS in post Brexit trade deal?

Tories have voted in the House of Commons against an amendement designed to protect the NHS and publicly-funded health and care services from being subject to any form of control from outside the UK in a future post-Brexit trade deal. 

The amendment, which was put forward by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and supported by Labour leader Keir Starmer and a number of other senior Labour MPs, was voted down by a margin of 340 to 241 thanks to the Tories’ overwhelming parliamentary majority.

The amendment to the bill, if passed, would have protected the following:

  • Ensuring the ability to provide a “comprehensive and publicly funded health service free at the point of delivery” was not compromised by any future trade deal
  • Protecting hard-working NHS staff from having their wages or rights slashed by any future trade deal
  • Protecting the quality and saftey of health and care services

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