A candidate from a new political party crusading against the privatisation of the NHS is set to stand in Rotherham’s local authority elections.
Community stalwart Naveen Judah will fight for the Rotherham Council Sitwell ward as a representative of the National Health Action Party.
The party chose to fund the campaign for Mr Judah, Rotherham Disability Network chairman, due to his experience in public, private and voluntary sectors.
Mr Judah, an accountant. said: “I want to represent constituents and fight for what’s in their best interests, not what’s in the interests of one of the big and stifling conventional political parties.
“The NHS is dear to me and thousands of people in Sitwell.
“The National Health Action Party is the only party that will protect and uphold its public service founding principles.
“As a British institution and one of the most revered health care systems in the world, I am furious at this government’s creeping privatisation, cuts and dismantling of the NHS.
“It is one of our country’s last remaining crown jewels and I will battle to protect and improve its services.”
Elections take place on Thursday, May 22.