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New hospitals in Labour areas

12th April 2007

Figures released to Parliament showed that of the 47 hospitals built since 1997, 33 serve areas currently represented by a Labour MP. That compares with 10 in Tory and two in Liberal Democrat territory. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley, who obtained the data by tabling questions in the Commons, insisted patients in Conservative and Liberal Democrat areas would not understand why they were missing out on new facilities. Cutbacks were also being targeted at opposition party seats, he claimed.

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