Campaigners are set to deliver Christmas cards to MP Robert Buckland’s Old Town office asking for the NHS to be protected from trade deals after Brexit. 

Mr Buckland rejected Labour's New Clause 17 amendment to the Trade Bill which would have provided explicit legal protection for the NHS in post-Brexit negotiations.

The cards are calling for the South Swindon MP to vote for amendments to the Trade Bill which would allow parliament the ability to scrutinise and vote on trade deals, as well as exclude the NHS from any future trade agreement.

The group will be joined on Monday, December 7 at 9am by people in dozens of other towns and cities across the country, including London, Stockport and Bishop.

Organiser Steve Rouse said: “I was shocked to find out that Robert Buckland voted against writing protections for our NHS into law, and giving parliament the power to scrutinise trade deals.

“After the year we’ve had, when we’ve relied so heavily on our treasured health service, it’s shocking that anyone could allow our NHS to be carved up and sold off in trade deals.”

The actions across the country are coordinated by public ownership campaign group We Own It.