Where were all the Labour voices then?

What short memories some people have!

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 15th December 2013, 6:00 am

I felt that after reading the letters of local Labour Party members over Dewsbury and District Hospital, I must reply with some facts.

Dewsbury Hospital is in a mess simply because of DEBT.

Under the last government, Wakefield Labour MPs Yvette Cooper (Health Minister), and Ed Balls pushed for an unaffordable private finance scheme to improve Pinderfields.

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Subsequently, the repayments of this debt became unsustainable and the Labour government made Dewsbury Hospital go in with the Wakefield Hospitals, because Dewsbury would bring in the cash.

This was a disastrous move for Dewsbury and should never have happened. Where were all these Labour voices then? In a nutshell, Dewsbury is being made to pay for the debts of the Pinderfields rebuild.

I will do all that I can to try and stop the slide of services from Dewsbury, as I believe all local councillors will, regardless of party.

What I will not do is take any flack from the Labour Party, the ones who made the disastrous decisions in the first place, who have left our local hospital in such a financial mess.

COUN DAVID J HALL

Conservative councillor

Liversedge and Gomersal ward