Friday, 14 October 2016

MPs 'disgraceful' voting record on NHS & disabled

Meet Seema Kennedy - MP for South Ribble. Seema has a secret she doesn't want you to know about.  Seema even voted in the house of commons to keep it 'top secret' so even her constituents don't know about it.

HYPOCRITICAL really, considering Seema voted recently for the spies charter which means YOU would have to provide information by law, yet Seema thinks she may be exempt.

So What's the Secret?
Seema voted recently not to publish her parties secret 'detailed' plans to dismantle and privatise the National Health Service. The plans are called Sustainability & Transformation Plans [STPs] and are an attempt to bring about financial stability (sustainability) across the NHS by including more of the private sector.

On the 14th September 2016 in the House of Commons, a motion was proposed by shadow health minister Ms Diane Abbot that the government reveal its plans to introduce a whole new healthcare system for England.

"That this House notes with concern that NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans [STP] are expected to lead to significant cuts or changes to frontline services; believes that the process agreed by the Government in December 2015 lacks transparency and the timeline announced by NHS England is insufficient to finalise such a major restructure of the NHS; further believes that the timetable does not allow for adequate public or Parliamentary engagement in the formulation of the plans;and Calls on the Government to publish the plans and to provide an adequate consultation period for the public and practitioners to respond.
  • Seema Kennedy voted not to reveal the controversial plans that could see the end of the NHS and the beginning of a private insurance-based healthcare system.
In 2013 we had 140 full A&E hospitals in England. When the STPs are complete there will only be between 40 and 70 left. According to NHS England boss Simon Stevens, to make the NHS affordable and sustainable we, the public, must get used to longer ambulance journeys for emergency care, longer waiting times for treatment and the possibility of paying extra to be seen by a doctor.  This was planned in 2013, but shelved until after the 2015 election as being 'politically sensitive'.

Any 'duplicated' hospital services will be merged, so if Chorley hospital provides the same service as Preston hospital, the service will be closed at one of the hospitals. GP surgeries will be closed and many will be merged into larger clinics called Multi-Specialty Provider Clinics (MSPs) with some specialist services transferred from the hospital into these clinics run by a consortium of GPs outsourcing the work to the private sector. It gets worse, but I'll explain more indue course..

Of course Seema voted to keep these toxic plans secret. To some people like Seema Kennedy, the thought of a publicly run, publicly owned health service is repugnant. And the only way they can change that is by stealth and keeping the privatisation plans under wraps so that when they are revealed, it will be too late to do anything about it. 

Seema's involvement in the closure of her constituents South Ribble Hospital A&E has been minimal to say the least. So much so, she feels her A&E doesn't even warrant a mention in her newly published 2016 MP Annual Report.
So while we're at it, let's take a look at some other things Seema may not wish you to see....

Seema Kennedy is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs. Seema Kennedy has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. 

Welfare Benefits 

Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability. Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits.

Seema's website says "some people are scornful of social action", yet Seema openly votes to cut benefits to the most needy in society such as the sick, poor and disabled. The South Ribble MP recently voted against higher taxes on banks.
In March this year, Seema Kennedy voted to force through the ESA disability benefit cut. The cut forced reductions of £30-a-week to disability benefits to some of the most disabled in society.

Local Government (Council) Funding & Transport

South Ribble council will be disappointed to hear that Seema Kennedy in February this year (2016) voted to CUT the government grant to local councils by almost 25% compared to last year (2015).
Seema has also...
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government
  • Generally voted against more powers for local councils 
  • Voted against greater public control of bus services 
  • Consistently voted against a publicly owned railway system 
  • Consistently voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance 
Has your local bus route recently been closed? maybe you should ask Seema why?

The council came up with an idea on how to part-fund new social housing for the less-well-off, but Seema's against this as well...

On 9 May 2016:
Seema Kennedy voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them.

Seema's secret NHS privatisation plans involve mass culling of the NHS workforce. Not to worry, Seema's colleagues have another plan to suppress trade union workers human rights if they object.. read on...

On 10 Nov 2015:  Trade Union activity - restrictive regulations
Seema Kennedy voted against requiring the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. (clause 9) Seema Kennedy voted to require the appointment of a picket supervisor and for them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police.  On the same day Seema Kennedy voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. 

How Seema Kennedy voted on Social Issues

  • Consistently voted against laws to promote equality and human rights
  •  Seema supports 'fracking' to extract shale gas yet voted against measures to prevent climate change.


Maverick's Comments

This MP is a disgrace not only to her constituents in South Ribble, but to British democracy.

Not content with preventing local councils using their own schemes to build affordable social housing for the poorer in society, she then votes with her cronies to attack the disabled by forcing through benefit cuts that remove much needed money to keep a roof over their heads.

Strapped for cash due to Seema's governmental cuts, local councils had no choice but to close some bus routes. So the councils came up with plans for a publicly run service to get them open again. But as usual, Seema Kennedy again voted to stop public control of bus services. Like a spoiled child clinging on to its favourite toy, there's no way Seema and her crony Tory buddies were going to let the peasants get their hands on the railways ever again. She also voted against this.

Not satisfied with apparently bullying trade unionists who actually do a days work, Ms Kennedy then has the audacity to vote against laws that would bring harmony and equality into peoples lives.
But Seema doesn't seem to want that. She apparently doesn't want YOU to gain control of something that would remove profits from government coffers.

I don't know about you, but I thought I'd seen the last of Margaret Thatcher. It seems we have either a reincarnation or Nora Batty has pinned a blue carnation on her pinny and gone on the warpath with the brush handle.

Either way, the sooner England sees the back of MPs like these the better our land will be. No secrecy, open democracy, and most important of all, people who can think for themselves and have a heart and feelings for others.

  I'll leave you with this thought...............
A free health service is a triumphant example of the superiority of the principles of collective action and public initiative against the commercial principle of profit and greed.

            Aneurin Bevan, In Place of Fear

Seema Kennedy MP Voting record above from: they work for

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  1. However do people get into Parliament someone must have voted for her

  2. oNot surprised about her track record she is a typical Nasty Tory this she has proved by her non-actions to support her Constituancy. A real nasty piece of work

  3. At last someone taking the f8ght to those responsible.
    It's the Tories!