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Why is the NHS so important to the Labour Party?

Edit statement. Complete the following statement: The NHS is still so important to the Labour Party today because...
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The Labour Party introduced the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948 with little opposition from the Conservatives. Why was the NHS created in the first place? What did it stand for? Did the people, the political parties, and the medical profession all agree on the principle of a National Health Service? Did they agree on the practice?

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