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The future of King George A&E is on the ballot paper on Thursday


That was the warning given by London Mayor Sadiq Khan on his final visit to Ilford North before Thursday's general election. You can read more via the link to the Recorder below.

 Speaking to the Ilford Recorder, the Mayor of London said: 

“On the ballot paper this Thursday is the future of King George A&E, it’s as simple as that.

“The Tories are serial promise breakers and they have shown that they don’t believe in the NHS by their actions over the last seven years.

 “Frankly speaking, if you use King George Hospital and if you care about the A&E, the maternity department and the NHS in general then to me it’s a no brainer.”

It has become clear during this election that the Conservatives would rather mislead people about the future of our A&E, rather than fight to save it.

The facts are simple. The closure decision was taken by the Government in 2011, while Lee Scott was our MP. The maternity unit was closed and the only reason our A&E is still there is because both of our local NHS trusts have been in special measures.

There is no room for complacency. Independent NHS officials confirm that the closure decision still stands. That's why I've been leading the fight to stop it happening.

This is just one of many reasons why I hope you'll re-elect me as your local MP this Thursday. This race will be close and every vote will count.

You can read coverage in the Ilford Recorder here

Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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