Theresa May refuses FOUR TIMES to oppose the closure of hospital maternity ward during Copeland by-election visit

Theresa May refused FOUR TIMES to oppose the closure of maternity services at a Copeland hospital, during a visit ahead of next week’s by-election.

The Prime Minister squirmed under questioning about proposed cuts to a local hospital during a visit to a local primary school just eight days ahead of the crunch poll.

Mrs May refused to assure locals she’d intervene to stop plans to downgrade maternity services at West Cumberland Hospital.

And she accused Labour of being “completely misleading about what she has said about maternity services.”

Trudy Harrison, the Tories’ candidate in Copeland, has pledged to oppose the downgrade, but the Prime Minister refused to echo her comments.


Full story in The Mirror, 15 February 2017