I am staggered that MP Steve Barclay gets away with this rank hypocrisy of saying he is the staunch defender of local health services.
His government created the CCGs. His government decides the finances of the CCGs. His government set an austerity agenda. His government has set out the NHS agenda, policies and frameworks which the CCG has to implement. Mr Barclay has voted FOR these measures in every single instance. The situation the CCG is in is as a direct consequence of Government policy and he simply cannot be allowed to get away with voting one way in Parliament then opposing those exact policies in front of local people.