People's History of the NHS


Conservative Party Election Leaflet 1951

Having learned the lessons of the narrowly lost 1950 general election, the Conservatives included their own proprietary claims to the NHS in 1951 election leaflets. The text here reads, in part, 'The National Health Service was planned and approved by the Coalition Government under Mr Churchill during the war. The Socialists have endangered it by their wasteful mismanagement.'


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