Five Nurses will be taking up seats in the House of Commons following this months snap general election results.
The amount of nurses in parliament has nearly doubled following this months snap general election. Five Nurses will take their seats in the House of Commons and have said they will fight for the rights of Nurses and follows a call for nurses to become reengaged with politics.
Theatre nurse Eleanor Smith has been elected as the Labour MP for Wolverhampton South. Eleanor was the first black president of Unison in 2011.
Nurse Karen Lee has been elected as the Labour MP for Lincoln. Karen is also a Unison, and Unite, member and has practice as a nurse since 2003.
Oncology nurse Maria Caulfield was re-elected as the Conservative MP for Lewes. Maria has previously been vocal over her support for NHS student bursaries.
District Nurse Anne Milton was re-elected as the Conservative MP for Guildford.
Nurse Nadine Dorries was re-elected as the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire. Controversially, Nadine appeared as a contestant on the TV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
The winning MPs were not the only nurses to stand – Green candidate Rebecca Thackray in Stamford and Grantham and Liberal Democrat Michael Bukola in Camberwell and Peckham were unsuccessful in securing their seats.