To get the Prime Minister to intervene and stop the Whittington A&E being closed down, local Liberal Democrats Lynne Featherstone MP and Councillor Robert Gorrie presented the Whittington Petition to Downing Street.
The petition has been supported by over 2,200 local residents, with over 1000 people signing it in the first 48 hours alone.
Lynne Featherstone will also continue the fight against the threat of closure, by hosting a public meeting on Thursday the 4th March, at Greig City Academy in Hornsey, where local residents will get a chance to ask health care bosses directly about the threat to their A&E.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“I want the Prime Minister to sit up and take notice – it’s this Labour government that has landed us here in the first place. With such evident strong support and local outrage at the risk of closure, I hope he will see no option but to stop this threat once and for all.
“Thank you everyone who signed the petition – please continue to support the campaign by coming along to my meeting next Thursday. Together, united, we can show them what madness closure would be.”
Councillor Robert Gorrie, leader of Haringey Liberal Democrats, adds:
“The enormous groundswell of support against A&E closures will mean that soon the government and the NHS will no longer be able to ignore local residents. We will continue to fight and I hope local campaigners will too.”