The Tories and the creation of the NHS

On 5 July, the Lords held a debate to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Predictably, a number of Labour peers claimed that Nye Bevan was its sole architect.

In his speech, Alistair Lexden showed that Tories too were committed to a service available to all and free at the point of use, though they opposed certain aspects of Bevan’s scheme.

Follow the link to read his speech… theyworkforyou