|Labour Promise to Defend Ealing Hospital|
Last few days of campaigning for Mayoral elections
Labour's Mayoral candidate, Ken Livingstone, has been in a very wet Ealing today to highlight the plight of the hospital alongside the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham.
Four out of nine accident and emergency wards in north-west London will close under NHS reorganisation plans.
Under current proposals - which are still being finalised - either Ealing or West Middlesex or will lose its accident and emergency ward.
Labour say the Conservative Mayor, Boris Johnson, has failed to keep his promise (pdf pg 17) to stand up for the NHS.
Mr Livingstone said:
“ I will use the powers of the Mayor’s office to do all that I can to prevent the Tory onslaught on living standards and public services. Be it defending the NHS, reinstating EMA for London or fighting the granny tax, I will ensure that Londoners are better off with Labour.”
Candidates for London Mayoral Election May 3rd
Siobhan Benita, Independent
25th April 2012