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National Health Action Party beats Liberal Democrats in three seats and vows to fight on

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 08 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2516
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The political party set up to defend the NHS has secured 20 000 votes across 12 constituencies in the UK general election, including three fourth place finishes.

The National Health Action Party, formed by doctors and health campaigners in 2012 to protest against the government’s stewardship of the NHS, did not unseat any of its high profile target MPs in the 12 areas in which it fielded candidates for election. But the party’s co-leader, the oncologist Clive Peedell, said that the result was “a great effort in our first general election” and pledged to continue to carry the …

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