@Catheri22274003 @Keir_Starmer @JonAshworth @ge @TUSCoalition So in 2015 this happened. Ashworth didn't support the NHS reinstatement bill nor did he turn up to vote on it. But that's not all
@Catheri22274003 @Keir_Starmer @JonAshworth @ge @TUSCoalition In 2018 (when the Tories had no majority) there was another try. Eleanor Smith MP proposed this bill and it was scheduled nhsbillnow.org/eleanor-smiths…
@Catheri22274003 @Keir_Starmer @JonAshworth @ge @TUSCoalition But at the last minute it was withdrawn.
The reasons why were sketchy and vague.
Ashworth was of course Shadow Health Secretary at the time, and it was understood that he pulled it.
@Catheri22274003 @Keir_Starmer @JonAshworth @ge @TUSCoalition The campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill were quite diplomatic about it at the time - probably hoping that by remaining civil they could continue to pressure Ashworth and other Lab MPs to do the right thing.
But the bill was never heard.
@Catheri22274003 @Keir_Starmer @JonAshworth @ge @TUSCoalition For further comment on why the NHS reinstatement bill was pulled in 2018 you could try @NHSbillnow @ThePublicMatter @AllysonPollock3
The fact that Ashworth wasn't pushing for it the whole time when the HoC had fewer Tory seats (2017-19) - to me that speaks volumes

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