I have been out on The Rock in Bury town centre today campaigning on the issue of the National Health Service.
We were joined by the Shadow Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley.
Andrew has been twice before to Bury and so he is well acquainted with our local issues – the main one being of course the decision to close the Maternity Department at Fairfield Hospital.
We had a tremendously positive reaction from all who came to chat to us and it is clear that there is still an enormous strength of feeling that a town the size of Bury should have its own Maternity Department. No one will ever convince me that the plan to send expectant mums from Bury down to North Manchester or over to Bolton will mean a better service for them.