People's History of the NHS


Labour’s Health Service 1951

This famous poster (revived as recently as the 2015 General Election, when the Labour Party Shop re-fashioned it as a tea towel - which immediately sold out) demonstrates the party's sense that the NHS was already an popular emblem of post-war values, and a natural vote-winner. While the party lost the election, it won 48.8% of the popular vote, more than any other party.

Labour Party Archives, People's HIstory Museum

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