We are very pleased to announce our first representative in local government in England, Mark Jarnell, Chorley Borough Councillor for the Euxton South ward.
We are issuing a press release today, but I wanted to let you, our members and supporters know first.
I am delighted by Mark’s decision. There is a transfer of responsibility taking place from central to local government, at speed and seemingly under duress. It is essential that we have voices at all levels speaking out about what is really happening. Mark is very involved with his community and we know he'll be a great representative for the party too.
Below is a short introduction from Mark from our press release. I welcome him and I know you will too. We'll send out details for Mark shortly, but for now you can contact him via email@example.com.
Best wishes and hope to see you at the AGM on 5th November.
Dr Paul Hobday
National Health Action Party leader
Cllr Mark Jarnell says, “I am very proud to be the current serving Chorley Borough Councillor for the Euxton South ward. Through this work and the challenges I face to support my community in these difficult times I have gained valuable insight into the workings of the council and its links to the NHS.
I have seen the Emergency Department at Chorley and District General Hospital downgraded to an 8am – 8pm Urgent Care Centre which is creating additional pressures on surrounding hospitals as well as the North West Ambulance Service. Having worked previously at the site as a Healthcare Assistant within the Medical Assessment Unit I have seen how staff shortages affect patient care as well as staff morale, absenteeism and staff retention.
I know what the real impact across the country of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans will be and I see the NHA taking a stand to oppose the damage being done. I have become disillusioned with the direction of the three main parties who are all complicit in the plans for the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. I was an Independent Councillor, but now I am officially NHA’s first council representative in England. I hope others will follow my lead."