Conservative MP for Calder Valley Craig Whittaker has accepted his opponent Josh Fenton-Glynn’s call for a debate on proposed changes to our local NHS services.
Mr Fenton-Glynn, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley, criticised Mr Whittaker’s stance on the future of A&E provision.
Mr Fenton-Glynn made the offer of a debate in response to Mr Whittaker’s Talking Politics column in the July 11 edition of the Courier, in which he outlined his position on local NHS services.
Mr Fenton-Glynn said: “This shouldn’t be about party politics - it should be about local people fighting for our A&E services together.
“But time and time again, our current MP has gone out of his way to demonstrate his opposition to the efforts of people across the area trying to save our crucial emergency units from closure.
“So I’m offering him the opportunity to debate the issue with me, so that we can let people know where we stand.
“My stance is simple – I’m against closing either A&E unit.”