THE Keighley wing of campaign group 38 Degrees took to the streets of the town to support a proposed new law affecting the NHS.

Activists gave out leaflets and collected signatures earlier this month to back the cross party NHS Reinstatement Bill, which had its second reading in Parliament on March 11.

The bill proposes to do away with the internal market in health in England, and aims to restore the Secretary of State for Health's duty to provide comprehensive health services for England.

38 Degrees campaigners collected over 400 signatures in support of the bill, which they are sending to MP Caroline Lucas, the bill's main sponsor.

Group spokesman Simon Watt said: "We are particularly concerned about the number of private health contracts being awarded locally and nationally under the Health & Social Care Act 2013.

"The Reinstatement Bill aims to reverse this trend and use savings made from the abolition of the internal market in health, to reinvest in better, more efficient services for everyone."