They were compelled to take seats following this month’s snap general election results and the voice of nurses has grown louder and will double nurse presence in parliament
These five will take nurses’ cause to the political elite – vowing to fight for nurses all over the country and bring about change.
Nurses are now up for the fight, not only are the healthcare system demanding answers – so are the general public.
Can these Five help salvage what’s left of a healthcare system in tatters?
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.