Election candidate takes firm stance on PFI

Ellie Merton, independent parliamentary candidate for Walthamstow, is campaigning to save Whipps Cross University Hospital from the debt-laden Barts Health NHS Trust

Photo: Ellie Merton
Photo copyright of Ellie Merton

It is the first time that Ellie Merton is running for MP in her local constituency of Walthamstow, but she is no stranger to politics. As a student, she campaigned against homophobia and was elected as the Student Welfare Officer at the University of London. Recently, she has been campaigning for Palestine.

But when Whipps Cross hospital was rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission in March, Ms Merton knew she had to enter the election.

“I realised that I had the motivation to stand for more than just international human rights, and actually do something on an issue that really worried me; my local hospital,” she says.

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Liveblog: join us on the PFI walking tour of Parliament

Meeting at the Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, join us for a PFI tour of Parliament!

Parliament, Flickr
Parliament, Flickr

We’re being led by journalist Kerry anne-Mendoza @scriptonite¬†as part of a series of events by Occupy Democracy.

Anna will be at the scene and tweeting live from @pfeyeblog

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