IT WAS a small inconvenience for the staff of our MP Neil Carmichael to clear the recent, protesting posters stuck on his office window.

That is, compared to the distress of his constituents having operations cancelled or waiting on trolleys in Accident and Emergency for hours on end, because of his government’s disastrous policies that are bringing our NHS to its knees.

How apt was the poster’s depiction of a vulture sitting on the Tory ‘tree’ logo.

Some of the vultures in our area are private companies like Arriva who have picked off the non emergency ambulance contract; Lloyds chemist - our hospital pharmacy services and Care UK – our local ‘Out of Hours NHS Services’.

I was proud to march with Labour colleagues, with our banner, along with many other concerned people from Stroud, to Parliament Square on Saturday with 250,000 people from all over the UK.

We are demanding proper funding for our NHS; an end to privatisation and money wasting contracting.

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech was clear and robust.

Jo Smith