Over 1500 people joined a March organised by Bexley Conservatives to protest against NHS plans to close the A&E and Maternity units at Queen Mary;s Hospital in Sidcup. The March culminated outside Queen Mary’s where the David Evennett MP handed over to NHS representatives a petition signed by over 5,000 local people. In a rousing speech at the demonstration Cllr Ian Clement vowed Bexley Conservatives would continue the fight to save our services at Queen Mary’s.
The mass demonstration the like of which not seen in Bexley for many years was also attended by Boris Johnson Conservative candidate for Mayor of London and Bexley & Bromley GLA candidate James Cleverly along with local MP’s David Evennett and Bob Neill.
Speaking afterwards Cllr Sharon Massey who had co-ordinated the days events said,
“The incredible support Bexley residents have given our campaign to save Queen Mary’s shows the enormous local opposition there is to plans to downgrade our hospital. The NHS and the Government should listen to what people are saying and abandon their plans to axe our A&E and Maternity departments”
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