Andrew Lansley has reviewed the latest figures for the number of births across Greater Manchester and today said “If I am Secretary of State for Health after the election Maternity and Children’s Services will be maintained at Fairfield and I will ensure this happens. In the long term there will be no change to this without the consent of G.P.’s in and around Bury who will in our reforms be responsible for commissioning local services”.
The choice for voters in Bury North is clear: Vote Labour and these services will be axed from Fairfield. Vote Conservative and if there is a Conservative Government the Maternity Department will be kept open.
After discussing Fairfield we went on to visit the Blackford House Medical Centre which serves both Bury North and Bury South residents.
This afternoon I visited the residents at Hewlett Court and answered questions on a wide range of issues.
This evening I took part in another debate with the Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates, this time it was organised by some of Bury’s Churches. Again the questions were wide ranging from the economy to M.P.’s expenses.