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Labour's Health Service Poster Radical Tea Towel

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Based on a 1950 General Election poster, this tea towel celebrates one of the Labour Party’s greatest legacies: the National Health Service. Central to Labour’s post-war vision was the creation of the new National Health Service, first proposed by the Labour-allied Socialist Medical Association and included in Labour's 1935 election manifesto. The NHS was Labour through and through, and it was Labour’s Nye Bevan who pushed it through parliament and got the doctors on board. On the 5th of July, 1948, the NHS opened its doors for the first time, where everyone could receive care free at the point of use. The Conservatives voted against it a whopping 21 times.